In 2007, at the request of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s administration, non-profit health advocacy organizations representing chronic conditions formed a working group. Our mission was to represent the voice of the chronic care consumer, as 2007 was named “The Year of Health Reform for California.”
The CCCC focused on the five key principles of health care reform listed below and launched a statewide push for comprehensive health care reform.
- Comprehensive prevention policies to fight chronic conditions
- Every Californian is guaranteed they can buy health insurance
- Provides coverage for all and requires every California to have insurance including affordability
- Increases Medi-Cal reimbursements to doctors and hospitals
- Promotes contribution from all sectors
In its first two years the CCCC served as a recognized resource for the Office of the Governor, the California State legislature, regulators, the press, statewide and national organizations.
Realizing the importance and value we brought to the health care debate, in May of 2007, our working group formalized, becoming the California Chronic Care Coalition (CCCC).