The UCLA Center for Health Policy Research invites you to the E. Richard Brown Symposium, which will be held March 1st, in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Center. Dr. Brown, founder of the Center, spent his life advocating for a system that would ensure health services for every Californian. Honoring that spirit, the symposium topic is universal health care in California. The events will engage experts, lawmakers and academics in a review of possible system designs, policy proposals and important areas of research to inform a robust discussion on the future of health coverage that benefits everyone in the state. 

Friday, March 1st

Universal Health Care in California: Planning, Policy & Political Perspectives

California State Capitol, Room 4203

10 am – 12 pm PST

California State Capitol Building, Sacramento, Room 4203


Ninez Ponce

Center Contributions to Coverage Policies: 

Gerald Kominski 

Overview of Report to the Assembly and Rick Brown: 

Rick Kronick


  • Tsung-Mei Cheng, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University 
  • Raisa Deber, University of Toronto Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation
  • Joseph Kutzin, World Health Organization Health Policy Financing
  • Jim Kahn, University of California-San Francisco Phil Lee Center for Health Policy Studies
  • Richard Scheffler, University of California-Berkeley School of Public Health

Panel Discussion:
ModeratorMark Peterson

  • Anthony Wright, Health Access
  • Hector Rodriguez, University of California-Berkeley California Program on Access to Care
  • Laurel Lucia, University of California-Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education
  • Sarah de Guia, California Pan-Ethnic Health Network
  • Art Chen, California Physicians Alliance; Asian Health Services

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