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Thursday, January 25, 2018

(Sacramento) -  Responding to Governor Brown’s State of the State Address, Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg) discussed the importance of expanding access to healthcare. “We need to do more to cover the rest of the uncovered in California,” Assemblymember Wood said. “We have made great gains; we went from 17 percent uninsured to 7 percent. We have three million people uninsured. We have to find a way to get everyone covered in California.” For his entire response, watch this Assembly Access  video.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

(Sacramento) – Members of the Legislature joined Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones in announcing a package of 13 bills to help Californians affected by recent wildfires and other devastating natural disasters. Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg) introduced legislation to require California insurance companies offer the option of coverage for no less than 50 percent of the extended replacement cost for a home. “Additionally,” Wood said, “this legislation will require insurance companies to advise their customers of this option, and its cost, before a policy is issued or renewed.”

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

SACRAMENTO—Co-chairs Assemblymembers Jim Wood, DDS (D-Healdsburg), and Joaquin Arambula, MD (D-Fresno), announce the third in a series of hearings of the Select Committee on Health Care Delivery Systems and Universal Coverage to be held January 17 in Sacramento at the State Capitol, Room 4202. The hearing is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. and will be televised on the California Channel at www.calchannel.com.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

SACRAMENTO— Today Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones, Assemblymembers Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg), Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Napa), Marc Levine (D-Marin County) and Monique Limon (D-Santa Barbara) and Senators Mike McGuire (D-Healdsburg) and Bill Dodd (D-Davis) announce a package of more than a dozen bills to increase consumer protections for wildfire survivors. These insurance reforms will improve insurance coverage transparency for wildfire and other disaster victims.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg) honors the 31 lives that were lost in Assembly District 2 during the Northern California wildfires. “The trauma of those who lost loved ones and friends, and those who lost their homes and businesses, will be with them for a very long time. I hope they will reach out for help if the need us,” said Wood. “And for those of us who were spared, we must do whatever we can to help rebuild and restore their lives and communities.”

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Monday, December 11, 2017

Copy this link into your browser to watch the 8-hour hearing on Universal Health Care.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9ygGCwZ6RI

 
Monday, December 11, 2017

(Los Angeles) - Assemblymembers Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg) and Joaquin Arambula (D-Fresno), co-chairs of the Select Committee On Health Care Delivery Systems, discuss with experts a variety of proposed and operating health care systems within U.S. cities and states, and the challenges they have faced in achieving health care for all. “This committee has been charged with identifying a pathway to healthcare for almost 40 million Californians,” Wood said. “We must do better for Californians, and I believe we are making real progress with these hearings,” Arambula said. 

Thursday, December 7, 2017

SACRAMENTO—Co-chairs Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg) and Assemblymember Joaquin Arambula (D-Fresno) announce the agenda and speakers for the  second in a series of hearings of the Select Committee on Health Care Delivery Systems and Universal Coverage to be held December 11 at the Ronald Reagan State Building, 300 S. Spring Street in Los Angeles.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

SACRAMENTO—Co-chairs Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg) and Assemblymember Joaquin Arambula (D-Fresno) announce the second in a series of hearings of the Select Committee on Health Care Delivery Systems and Universal Coverage to be held December 11 at the Ronald Reagan State Building, 300 S. Spring Street in Los Angeles. The hearing is currently scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.

“This committee has been charged with identifying a pathway to healthcare for almost 40 million Californians,” said Wood. “Health care for all is our goal and we are committed to digging deep into the details of what can lead to a comprehensive, sustainable and affordable healthcare system for our state. Our goal is to complete our report, with actionable recommendations, in time for policy committees to consider next year.”