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H.E.A.R.T. Sponsors Special Forum on Combating Chronic Disease

SACRAMENTO, CALIF. (Nov. 21, 2012) — The Healthcare Exchange Advocacy and Responsibility Team (H.E.A.R.T.) will present “A Special Forum on Chronic Disease: Simple Solutions to Complex Health Problems,” 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, at the Sante Claire Hotel, 302 S. Market St. in San Jose.

Susan Dentzer, Editor-in-Chief of Health Affairs, will moderate a panel discussion featuring Dr. Travis Stork, healthy lifestyle author, emergency room physician and host of “The Doctors”; Thomas Goetz, Executive Editor of Wired; Dr. Kent Bradley, Chief Medical Officer of Safeway Inc.; Steve Skurnac, President of Sims Recycling Solutions; Dr. Julie Andersen, Professor and Researcher at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging; John Farquhar, MD, Professor of Medicine and Health Research and Policy and Founder and Senior Faculty Member of the Stanford Prevention Research Center; Sandra Perez, Director of the California Office of the Patient Advocate; and Micah Weinberg, Senior Policy Advisor for the Bay Area Council.

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Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease and H.E.A.R.T. Form Strategic Alliance for a ‘SMART’ California Exchange

Organizations share goal for an Exchange that
lowers health care costs
by encouraging
effective prevention and treatment of chronic disease

SACRAMENTO, CALIF. (Oct. 24, 2012) – The Healthcare Exchange Advocacy and Responsibility Team (H.E.A.R.T.) and the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) today announced they have joined in a strategic alliance to build a “smart” California Health Benefits Exchange that will lower health care costs for all Californians by stemming the tide of costly chronic diseases.

“H.E.A.R.T. and PFCD share a common commitment to lowering costs and expanding access to affordable, high-quality health care for all Californians,” said Mark Blum, executive director of America’s Agenda: Health Care for All, on behalf of H.E.A.R.T.

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California Medical Association and Food & Drug Council Join HEART Alliance

Doctors’ organization and alliance of unions in retail food and drug industries support a ‘smart’ Health Benefits Exchange

SACRAMENTO, CALIF. (Aug. 22, 2012) — The California Medical Association (CMA) and the Food & Drug Council have joined the Healthcare Exchange Advocacy and Responsibility Team (HEART) in its effort to build a “smart” state Health Benefit Exchange in California.

The California Medical Association represents 35,000 members in all modes of practice throughout California. CMA is dedicated to serving member physicians through a comprehensive program of legislative, legal, regulatory, economic and social advocacy.

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HEART Praises Appointment of Dr. Richard Pan to Chair the Calif. Assembly Health Committee

The Sacramento Assemblymember is a leader in advocating principles of a ‘smart’ California Health Benefits Exchange

SACRAMENTO, CALIF. (Aug. 15, 2012) — The Healthcare Exchange Advocacy and Responsibility Team (HEART) applauds California Assembly Speaker John Perez’ appointment of Richard Pan, MD (D-Assembly District 5), a prominent advocate of team-based health care, as chair of its Health Committee.

“HEART congratulates Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez for recognizing Dr. Pan’s unique qualifications for this important position,” said UFCW 8-Golden State President Jacques Loveall, speaking on behalf of the HEART coalition.

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HEART Releases Field Research Survey Showing Strong Support for a ‘Smart’ California Health Benefit Exchange

Young people and minorities — groups essential to averting adverse selection — strongly endorse team-care options to drive down costs, improve medical outcomes and expand access to care

March 22, 2012 -- A survey conducted by the Field Research Corporation reveals that California voters strongly support the elements of a “smart” state Health Benefit Exchange that would employ market forces and provide “team” care options to drive down costs, improve medical outcomes and expand access to care.

The survey’s results were unveiled in at a press conference organized by the Healthcare Exchange Advocacy and Responsibility Team (HEART) in Sacramento on March 22, 2012. HEART is a broad coalition of California businesses, labor unions, health providers, patient advocacy groups, insurance plans and political leaders in the Golden State.

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Adam Loveall for a Smart California Health Insurance Exchange
 

 
 


HEART Press Conference
 

 

 
 


Liz Helms for Team Health Care