On the wellness curve, focus on primary health care will put California ahead

In summary

Health coverage is not the same as quality health care. California needs to strengthen primary care, which puts patients at the center of care and helps keep health care costs affordable.

By Alice Hm Chen

Dr. Alice Hm Chen is the chief medical officer and leads the Health Equity and Quality Transformation Division at Covered California.

Julia Logan, Special to CalMatters

Dr. Julia Logan is the chief medical officer at the California Public Employees’ Retirement System.

California led the nation in health care reform by enabling millions to obtain health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. This year,

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