VIDEO: California Assembly Committee on Health Care Delivery Systems and Universal Coverage: Testimony by Ken Jacobs and Laurel Lucia

Ken Jacobsand Laurel Lucia

October 23, 2017 | Sacramento, California

State lawmakers held a two-day hearing examining California’s current health care system. The assembly committee hearing was co-chaired by Assemblyman Jim Wood, D-Healdsburg, and Assemblymember Joaquin Arambula, D-Fresno. The first day of testimony reviewed California’s current health care systems, including public programs, the individual insurance market, employer-based coverage and safety net programs for the poor. A presentation on current gaps in coverage was also heard.

Speakers included Deborah Kelch and Elia Gallardo from the Insure the Uninsured Project, Edwin Park from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and UC Berkeley Labor Center Chair Ken Jacobs and director of the UC Berkeley Labor Center Health Care Program Laurel Lucia.

Full Video of Day One Testimony

To see the two-day hearing in its entirety, please visit the California Channel

Slides from the hearing are available at

Ken Jacobs’s Remarks on Employer-Based Coverage in California

Laurel Lucia’s Remarks on California’s Current Gaps in Health Coverage