Healthcare – What Happens Next? Loren Kaye Presides Over Panel Discussion


Oxnard Chamber – What is the future of healthcare – how will it be delivered and how will we pay for it? Will we be facing Medicare for all? Can California implement a “single-payer” system and figure out how to pay for it? What will happen to government entities who are currently strapped with funding healthcare benefits for retirees? Will the Trump administration be able to repeal the Affordable Care Act?

These questions and more will be addressed at the Oxnard Business Outlook on November 9. Healthcare costs have an impact on every single Chamber member – business or individual. The more prepared we are for our options, the better we can advocate for reasonable outcomes.

Keynote Speaker Loren Kaye

The keynote speaker for the Oxnard Business Outlook is Loren Kaye. Mr. Kaye is the president of the California Foundation for Commerce and Education. The Foundation is affiliated with the California Chamber of Commerce and serves as a “think tank” for the California business community.  The Foundation is dedicated to preserving and strengthening the California business climate and private enterprise through accurate, impartial and objective research and analysis of public policy issues of interest to the California business and public policy communities.

Mr. Kaye has devoted his career to developing, analyzing and implementing public policy issues in California, with a special emphasis on improving the state’s business and economic climate.  Mr. Kaye was also a gubernatorial appointee to the state’s Little Hoover Commission, charged with evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of state agencies and programs.

In addition to Loren Kaye’s address, he will moderate a panel of experts in healthcare:

Darren Lee is the President and CEO for St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard and St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital in Camarillo, members of the Dignity Health Central Coast Service Area.

Kelly Bruno is the President and CEO of the National Health Foundation, a 501c3 community based nonprofit addressing solutions to the gaps in healthcare delivery system.

Dale Villani is the CEO of Gold Coast Health Plan, which serves Medi-Cal beneficiaries in Ventura County.

Adam Cavallero, MD is  a Board-certified Internal Medicine physician and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.  He leads UCLA Health’s Thousand Oaks Primary & Specialty Care medical practice. 

The Oxnard Business Outlook will be held at the Tower Club, 300 E. Esplanade Drive, 22nd Floor in Oxnard. The event will run from 11:30 to 1:30. Reservations are required and can be made via the Chamber’s website (www.OxnardChamber.org) or by calling the office at 805-983-6118. Cost is $55/person.


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