San Francisco (SF)

Healthcare CEO Peer Group

2nd Wednesday of the month  |  8:30 – 11:30 am  |  San Francisco, CA


Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Opening Discussion Topic:

Covered California: In the Balance, Again

With Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s passing, the unthinkable has happened: the entire Affordable Care Act – including Covered California, as the Golden State’s health insurance marketplace – established under the Act, could end up going to a Supreme Court with a very different composition than the one it had when the Act was passed – and has since been defended there, twice.

Today, nearly 2 million Californians can purchase their health insurance on the exchange, most of them at federally subsidized rates. Should the latest assault on the ACA go to a conservative-leaning Supreme Court.

Our Featured Member Presenter, Kathy Keeshen, is Chief Deputy Executive Director & General Counsel for Covered California, and knows well the major players and issues in The Case – California v. Texas – that’s scheduled to go before the Supreme Court the week after the election, with the potential to kill (or at least substantially change) the ability of millions of Californians to access health coverage – through Covered California and Medi-Cal’s expansion contained in the Act.   In her role as Chief Deputy Executive Director & General Counsel for Covered California, Kathy oversees four Divisions: the Office of Legal Services; the External Affairs Office; the Program Integrity Division; and the Office of the Ombudsman. Her teams are dedicated to ensuring overall program compliance, while also providing guidance to Covered California’s Board of Directors, Executive Director, and executive leadership team.

In addition to sharing her perspective on what’s at stake in Washington, D.C., Kathy will share with us where Covered California is today, how it’s responded to the COVID-19 pandemic, and how it’s continued to enroll new members throughout the pandemic.

Our Group Discussion – during the last San Francisco ZOOM Table before the election – will be open to all the other major issues in the race that are keeping you up nights!

RSVP today to learn more about what else is in the balance within the next six weeks!

Upcoming Session Dates

Nov. 12   Dec. 9   Jan. 13   Feb. 10   Mar. 10

Our San Francisco Healthcare Round Table meets on the 2nd  Wednesday of each month.  We have been meeting via ZOOM since April, and look forward to meeting again in person – once we can do so safely, hopefully early in the New Year.

Past Round Tables

  • Impact of the COVID Pandemic & Infodemic on FQHCs & Healthcare/Business Leadership
  • Getting Ready to Go Back to Work
  • The Bold New World of Telehealth
  • Getting Back to a New Normal
  • COPING with COVID and Help for Your Employees to Eat Better at Home
  • Writing Rx for Healthier Lifestyles
  • Shaping Healthier, Happier Lives
  • Enabling Technologies for ‘The Home Alone’
  • The Latest Trends in Value-Based Managed Care Contracting
  • Kaiser Permanente: Pushing the Digital Envelope
  • Meet Susan Ehrlich, MD, CEO, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center
  • What Healthcare Leaders Can Do to Create a Cyber-Secure Organization
  • Meet Ed Heidig, Regional Director for U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services – Region 9
  • Understanding Single-Payer Health Systems Around the World
  • The ‘Disrupters’ Are Here: Are You Embracing or Ignoring Them? How?
  • Lessons from Marketing in Healthcare
  • Weaving a Stronger Social Safety Net for Infants to Seniors

Benefits of ABL

Members are able to stay abreast of industry trends that affect their business and keep ahead of the curve in their rapidly changing industry.  Connections made within the Round Tables – and throughout the  ABL Organization – further accelerate business growth, Members experience full value and a solid return on their investment of time and fees when attending Round Tables on a regular basis. .

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