All are welcome to attend BRI-UCSD chapter’s lecture on healthcare policy by someone who has been intimately involved in this area. Refreshments will be served.
California Assembly member Brian Maienschein, representing Assembly District 77 of northern San Diego County, will be speaking to the legislative process as it relates to healthcare policy and the role that med students can play. He will also touch on what he has seen during his time as Vice Chair of the Assembly Health Committee and how it has shaped his viewpoint as to what “good” healthcare policy looks like—and why more isn’t necessarily better.
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POST-EVENT SUMMARY: Forty-five (45) students attended a talk by Assemblymember Brian Maienschein, who represents District 77 of northern San Diego County in the California State Assembly, and currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Assembly Health Committee. Prior to his election to the Assembly, he served as a San Diego City Council Member and as the city’s Commissioner on Homelessness. Asm Maienschein has been a strong advocate for patients and physicians in the Assembly, and is one of the most influential members of the Assembly on health-related issues.
At the event, Asm Maienschein spoke on his experiences both before and after he was elected to the state legislature, including Project 25 (a SD pilot program to address the 25 most expensive individuals to the city), attempts by mid-level providers to push for scope-of-practice expansions via the state legislature, and more.
Asm Maienschein also touched on how medical students can get involved to influence health policy via their local county medical societies.
Brian Maienschein was an engaging speaker and very knowledgeable on the goings-on in the state legislature related to healthcare. He has spoken to young audiences and students many times before, and did a good job of handling questions that may not have aligned closely with his own views.