Press Releases

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

SACRAMENTO—Co-chairs Assemblymembers Jim Wood, DDS (D-Healdsburg), and Joaquin Arambula, MD (D-Fresno), announce the release of the committee’s  report, including recommendations, following a series of hearings of the Select Committee on Health Care Delivery Systems and Universal Coverage that began last October.

Friday, February 9, 2018

SACRAMENTO— Today Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg) joined a bipartisan group of legislators in forcefully condemning the Trump Administration’s proposal to permit oil and gas drilling off California’s coastline

Wood, who is a co-author of Assembly Joint Resolution 29, said, “I represent more coastline than any other Assembly District in California – 300 beautiful miles of it to be exact. Our coastline is rugged, majestic and pristine and it should stay that way.”

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

SACRAMENTO—Co-chairs Assemblymembers Jim Wood, DDS (D-Healdsburg), and Joaquin Arambula, MD (D-Fresno), announce the fourth and fifth in a series of hearings of the Select Committee on Health Care Delivery Systems and Universal Coverage to be held February 5 and February 7 in Sacramento at the State Capitol, Room 4202 and will be televised on the California Channel at www.calchannel.com. The hearing on February 5 is scheduled to begin at 2:00 pm or upon adjournment of the Assembly Floor Session. The hearing on February 7 is scheduled to begin at 10:00 am. The final agendas, once confirmed, will be posted at the select committee’s website, http://healthcare.assembly.ca.gov/content/2017-2018-hearings.

The February 5 hearing will discuss some of the challenges to making significant changes to Californian’s health care system,” said Wood. “We will hear from experts on Prop 98 tax allocations, the Gann Limit, accessing the Medicare Trust Fund, ERISA and other federal law considerations.”

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.

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.

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.”