HWLA 2.0 & ACA Implementation

Posted: April 8, 2014

The LA County Board of Supervisors (LABOS) heard its regular quarterly update from the directors of LA County Department of Health Services, Department of Public Social Services, and Department of Public Health on local health reform implementation efforts. LADHS Director Mitch Katz briefed the BOS on the department’s progress on the future HWLA Unmatched program, among other ACA updates. Third District Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky requested that LADHS keep all Board offices apprised on a monthly basis of its progress on HWLA 2.0. CCALAC went on record with the BOS stating that due to their ongoing support, many of CCALAC’s members are partnered with the County to provide a medical home and that CCALAC appreciates the ongoing partnership with LADHS to envision and develop a better system of care for the remaining uninsured. Jim Mangia, President & CEO of St. John’s Well Child & Family Center and representatives from One L.A., a local faith-based organization, also testified at Tuesday’s meeting, urging that significantly more investment will be needed to serve LA County’s uninsured.

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