Anthony Wright

Executive Director

Health Access California

Healthcare Briefing

September 08, 2009 | 57:13 minutes

Launch Video

Synopsis

A candid, up-to-the-minute conversation on where the debate stands, what is missing, and how we continue to advocate from here to ensure that the overhaul of our broken healthcare system provides affordable access for all Americans. With Crystal Haling of the Blue Shield Foundation, Roger Hickey of Campaign for America's Future, and Anthony Wright of Health Access California, and moderated by Tom David of the Community Clinics Initiative.

Speaker Bio

Anthony Wright is Executive Director for Health Access California, the statewide health care consumer advocacy coalition which has been a leader in both state and national efforts to fight health care budget cuts, to win consumer protections, and to advance comprehensive health reform and coverage expansions. Wright led fights to pass a first-in-the-nation law to set standards for timely access to care, and a first-in-the-nation law against hospital overcharging of the uninsured, and to win a prescription drug discount program despite an $80 million industry campaign against it. A consumer advocate and community organizer. Wright has been widely quoted in local and national media on a range of issues. He has also worked for New Jersey Citizen Action, the Center for Media Education, The Nation magazine, and in Vice President Gore's office in the White House.

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