Thursday, June 28, 2012 (12:00PM - 1:00PM)
WHAT: On the day the Supreme Court announces its highly anticipated decision on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), The California Endowment and Health Access will host a media conference call with health, policy and legal experts on the potential impact of the Court's decision on the state of California and the nation.
WHEN: The call will be scheduled shortly after the Court issues its decision. Tentative dates are: Monday, June 25, 2012 at 12:00 PM PST - OR - Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 12:00 PM PST.
- Daniel Zingale, Senior Vice President, The California Endowment
- Senator Ed Hernandez, California's 24th State Senate District
- Assemblyman Bill Monning, California's 27th Assembly District (TBD)
- Anthony Wright, Executive Director, Health Access California
- Vikram Amar, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Professor, UC Davis School of Law
WHERE: Conference Call Dial-In: 866-901-2585 or 404-835-7099.
WHY: The California Endowment and Health Access have been dedicated to implementation of the Affordable Care Act, a law with monumental impact on our state. With the largest number of uninsured persons in the country and an aggressive enrollment and implementation plan already underway, California has the most to lose if some or all of the Affordable Care Act is found to be unconstitutional.
The California Endowment is engaged in a non-partisan, multi-million dollar statewide education effort to raise awareness of the facts, benefits, and newly established eligibility provisions contained in the new health care law. Health Access continues its commitment, at both the state and federal level, to comprehensive health care reform. Senator Hernandez and Assemblymember Monning chair the health committees of their respective houses and are authors of ACA implementation measures in California.