PPACA: Are You Ready to Rumble?

  • November 19, 2013
  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Hilton Irvine
Join us on the 19th as Leanne discusses Health Care Reform - Addressing the Challenges Ahead.  She will review the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and how it will dramatically change the way health insurance is purchased and accessed in the coming years.  The changes are rapid and will require all parts of the health care system to reinvent itself to adjust to the new requirements and opportunities.
This session will review the changes that have occurred in the health insurance market.  More importantly, the session will address health care affordability, focusing on key health care cost drivers and what impacts those drivers will have on the cost of health insurance coverage.



Speaker: Leanne Gassaway
State Affairs Director | Western Region
America's Health Insurance Plans


Ms. Gassaway is an active health care advocate and is currently the Western Region State   Affairs Director for America's Health Insurance Plans.  AHIP is a national trade association that represents over 1,300 health insurance plans covering more than 200 million Americans.  In this capacity, she is responsible for overseeing state legislative and regulatory matters in the western region which includes Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.  


She also served as Vice President of Legal and Regulatory Affairs for the California Association of Health Plans.  In this capacity, she oversaw regulatory issue management for 40 full service health plans and Medi-Cal managed care plans in California, who provide benefits for over 21 million enrollees.  She was responsible for managing the legal and regulatory relationships with the Department of Managed Health Care, Office of Patient Advocate, Department of Health Services, Major Risk Medical Insurance Board, Department of Insurance, and the Centers or Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Ms. Gassaway has a Masters Degree in Health Care Administration from California State University, Long Beach focusing on public policy and health care law.  She has a Bachelors Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

JUST ADDED!  LEGISLATIVE UPDATE with CAHU's Legislative Advocate - Michael Belote, Esq.  Mike will discuss the bills submitted into legislation this year, and how they will affect health care and our jobs. 

Speaker: Michael Belote
Legislative Advocate, CAHU

Mike's activities in the legislative process have spanned a broad array of issues, including financial services, real estate, health care, the judiciary, and local government.  He has been involved in such diverse endeavors as creating new occupational licensing laws, fostering economic development, shaping state tax policy and influencing the budget process.

Mike is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and the McGeorge School of Law.  He is admitted to practice before the state and federal courts in California.


Registration: 11:00 AM

OCAHU Business and Lunch: 11:30 AM

Speaker Presentation: 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM

Legislative Update: 12:30 to 1:00 PM

Cost to Attend:

Member or First Time Guest: $30

Non-Member: $50

Registration fees increase $25 after November 15th.


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