Policy Priorities


In 2010, historic health reform took place with the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The implementation of the PPACA is underway with establishment of Insurance Exchanges, legislative decisions, and expansion of existing public health programs such as, Medi-Cal. .


The Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG) is committed to work with more than 375 member companies in the Silicon Valley region and civic leaders towards influencing effective implementation of the Affordable Care Act, with the mission to make it cost effective and improving the quality of health care provision.  SVLG strongly advocates for adoption of prevention strategies among employers and employees so as to improve the health and well-being while lowering health care costs.


2015 Bills

Title Bill/Author(s) Summary SVLG Position
School Vaccination Exemptions SB 277 Pan & Allen This bill would eliminate a parent’s ability to obtain a personal belief exemption from having their child vaccinated for contagious viruses. Support
Automated External Defibrillators SB 658 Hill This bill would reform Section 1714.21 of the Civil Code and Section 1797.196 of the Health and Safety Code to reduce requirements on individuals or businesses who voluntarily install AEDs. The measure would also exempt individuals who acted in good faith while using an AED in an emergency from civil liability. Support
Nonresident Contact Lens Seller Registration Act AB 789 Calderon This bill would prohibit the unilateral pricing policy of contact lens manufacturers for the purposes of establishing a minimum selling price. Oppose
Nurse Practitioners – Scope of Practice SB 323 Hernandez This bill will allow nurse practitioners who hold a certified national certificate to practice without the supervision of a physician or surgeon if the nurse practitioner meets existing requirements and operates in specified settings. Support
Medical: Reimbursement: Provider Rates AB 366 Hernandez This bill would repeal cuts to Medi-Cal provider reimbursement rates, require the Department of Health Care to increase reimbursement rates for most outpatient providers (both fee-for-service and Medi-Cal managed care providers) to Medicare levels and increase hospital Medi-Cal rates on a one-time basis while requiring annual increases thereafter. Support