California Must Preserve Its Safety Net, Op-Ed Argues
California's safety-net providers will be at the vanguard of the state's "next big challenge: ensuring that by 2014, health care systems are ready to provide access to high-quality, affordable care to those newly insured," according to a Sacramento Bee opinion piece by Peter Long -- president and CEO of the Blue Shield of California Foundation -- and Ian Morrison -- board member and vice chair of the California HealthCare Foundation. They write that safety-net providers will be forced to adapt to new demands in coverage expansion, new care delivery models and new performance measures. CHCF publishes California Healthline.
- "State's Health Care Challenge: Transforming the Safety Net" (Long/Morrison, Sacramento Bee, 11/30).