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Healthy California for All Commission
“As our march toward universal coverage continues I am calling on the brightest minds– from public and private sectors– to serve in the Healthy California for All Commission to improve the health of our state." -Governor Gavin Newsom

NOTICE: Next Commission public meeting scheduled for May 21, 2021

The next public meeting of the Commission has been set for May 21 from 1 to 5 p.m. Pacific Time and will be held via Zoom. Consistent with Bagley-Keene requirements, the agenda will posted 10 days before the meeting.


The Healthy California for All Commission will work to develop a plan for advancing progress toward achieving a health care delivery system for California that provides coverage and access through a unified financing system, including, but not limited to a single payer financing system. 

Read the news release announcing the Healthy California for All Commission.

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Meeting Information

Commission Members

  • Chair
  • Governor's Appointees
  • Legislature's Appointees
  • Ex Officio Members
  • Mark Ghaly, MD, MPH. Secretary of the California Health and Human Services Agency
  • Carmen Comsti, JD.  Regulatory policy specialist at National Nurses United
  • Jennie Chin Hansen, RN.  Independent consultant at Hirsch and Associates, LLC
  • Sandra R. Hernández, MD.  President and CEO of the California Health Care Foundation
  • William C. Hsiao, PhD.  Research professor of economics in the Department of Health Policy and Management and Department of Global Health and Population at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Rupa Marya, MD.  Associate professor of medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
  • Robert K. Ross, MD.  President and CEO of The California Endowment
  • Richard M. Scheffler, PhD.  Distinguished professor of health economics and public policy at the School of Public Health and the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley
  • Andy Schneider, JD.  Research professor of the practice at the Center for Children and Families in the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University
  • Caroline (Cara) Dessert, Esq. (Senate)  CEO of The San Diego LGBT Community Center
  • Sara Flocks, MPA. (Senate) Founder and partner at Union Made
  • Antonia Hernández, JD. (Assembly)  President and CEO of the California Community Foundation
  • Anthony E Wright. (Assembly)  Executive director of Health Access California
  • Will Lightbourne. Director of the California Department of Health Care Services
  • Peter V. Lee, JD.  Executive director of Covered California
  • Donald B. Moulds, PhD.  Chief health director of CalPERS
  • Richard Pan, MD, MPH.  State Senator representing California’s 6th Senate district, chair of the Senate Committee on Health
  • Jim Wood, DDS.  Assemblymember representing California’s 2nd Assembly District, chair of the Assembly Health Committee

To learn more about the commission members, read their biographies.

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