The California Endowment’s President and CEO Robert K. Ross, M.D. Reacts to California HHS Secretary Diana Dooley’s Statem

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The California Endowment’s President and CEO Robert K. Ross, M.D. reacts to California HHS Secretary Diana Dooley’s statement about California leading the way in the nation on health reform:

“California has made it clear: the successful implementation of the landmark Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is moving forward in our state. California’s Health and Human Services secretary Diana Dooley said it best in a recent article when asked about the state’s efforts to implement the ACA: ‘We want to be the lead car.’ This is encouraging, particularly to the families living on the precipice of financial disaster due to exorbitant medical bills that threaten their solvency. Now, our Congress needs to join California and put the interests of America’s families first and put an end to this challenge of what has already been written into law. With so many issues facing our nation, we need to move forward now.”

-Dr. Robert K. Ross, CEO, The California Endowment

Read today’s article in Politico about how California is leading the nation in health reform: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0111/47706.html

About The California Endowment

The California Endowment, a private, statewide health foundation, was established in 1996 to expand access to affordable, quality health care for underserved individuals and communities and to promote fundamental improvements in the health status of all Californians. For more information, please visit www.calendow.org.



CONTACT:

The California Endowment
Jeff Okey, 213-928-8622
[email protected]

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