Opinion: Calif. Leads in Health Program Enrollment Systems
"In order to realize the promise of health care reform, states must be ready to hit the ground running with streamlined, user-friendly enrollment systems by January 2014," Philip Browning -- director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services -- writes in a Capitol Weekly opinion piece. He adds, "Luckily, California is ahead of the pack in offering online features for health care applications that will be instrumental in offering a streamlined eligibility system under the new law." Browning notes, "The forward-thinking investments California counties have made in automating social services application systems can be used or built upon to meet the upcoming health care challenges."
- "California Ahead of the Game in Health Care Reform" (Browning, Capitol Weekly, 8/4).