The California Children’s Health Coverage Coalition (consisting of Children’s Defense Fund-California, The Children’s Partnership, PICO California, United Ways of California, Children Now, and California Coverage & Health Initiatives) released the following statement on Dr. Bob Ross’s decision to step down from the Board of Directors of Covered California:
“We thank Dr. Bob Ross for his service on the Covered California Board of Directors. Under Dr. Ross’s leadership as a founding member and key architect of the nation’s most successful state health exchange, millions of Californians have gained health coverage, paving the way for a healthier California. Dr. Ross has been a tremendous advocate to ensure that the Affordable Care Act continues to be implemented in a way that works for California’s children and families.
“There is still a significant amount of work remaining in order to reach the goal of providing every California child with the health coverage and care they need to grow up healthy. Our children’s health coverage coalition looks forward to Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de León appointing a new board member who will continue the strong focus on children, families, and communities that Dr. Ross brought to the Covered California board.”