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November 6, 2018 — Elección General de California
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Grossmont Healthcare DistrictCandidato para Miembre de Junta

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Ed Martinez

Healthcare Consultant
42,539 votos (22.8%)
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Mis 3 prioridades principales

  • To Serve in Accord With Universal Principles of Good Governance----- Being Loyal, Responsive and Accountable to All Residents and Taxpayers.
  • To Address the Unmet Health Needs Of All East County Residents And Taxpayers---- Increasing Public's Participation In All Affairs of Grossmont Healthcare District.
  • To Advocate For The Concept Of Diversity In All Areas of Healthcare--Including Governance, Executive Management, Clinical Care, and Administrative/Support Services.

Experiencia

Experiencia

Profesión:Health Administration Executive
President and CEO, San Ysidro Health Center, San Diego, Ca (1998–2013)
Executive Director, Community Health Centers of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, NV (1995–1998)
Chief Executive Officer, Harbor View Medical Center, San Diego, Ca (1989–1992)
Director of Clinical Services, Sonoma Valley District Hospital, Sonoma, CA (1982–1985)
Assistant Hospital Director, Hospitals and Clinics, University of California, San Francisco, CA (1974–1981)

Educación

Yale University, School of Medicine, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health Master of Public Health (M.P.H.), public health and hospital administration (1974)
San Diego State University, Graduate School of Professional Studies Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.), public administration (1972)
San Diego State University, Department of Professional Studies, San Diego, CA Bachelor of Arts ( B.A.), public administration (1968)

Actividades comunitarias

Proclamation of San Diego City Council---"Edward A. Martinez Day", City of San Diego (2013–2013)
San Diego Latino Champions Award, San Diego Union Tribune Newspaper (2012–2012)
San Ysidro Health Center- A Top 10 Hispanic Organization, Hispanic Business Magazine (2012–2012)
Health Care Champions Award, San Diego Business Journal (2011–2011)
Most Admired CEO, San Diego Business Journal (2011–2011)

¿Quién apoya a este candidato?

Individuos (1)

  • San Diego County Democratic Party

Creencias poliza

Documentos sobre determinadas posturas

I. MAJORITY OF AMERICANS NOW SUPPORT SINGLE PAYER HEALTHCARE

Summary

Based on national polling data, a growing number of Americans believe that our existing healthcare system is irreparably broken--primarily because our existing care system is

(a) prohibitively expensive;

(b) market-driven, rather than patient-centered;

(c) primarily designed to generate financial gain for providers; and

(d) discriminatory in terms of how it excludes equitable participation by low-income famlies, individuals with pre-existing medical conditions, and people of color. 

Opportunities for Single Payer Healthcare

There is little doubt that single payer healthcare reprresents a disruptive force to our nation's existing, market-based healhcare system. 

The use of the word "disruptive' in this narrative is vey appropriate given that most of the key players/proiders will experience significant financial impact in transitioning to a single payer healthcare system. 

Such a system will require strong political support from the American public. Given the disturbing trends of increasing healthcare costs, increasing premiums and copays, and cutbacks in available services, I anticipate the will of the American people to transition to single payer coverage will soon be evident to state and national legislatures. 

II. WHY DIVERSITY MATTERS

Summary

Diversity in healthcare is a well accepted concept in all areas of responsibility --including governance, executive management, clinical care, admiinistrative and operational support services.

A growing number of healthcare organizations believe that because a governing board is the most public face  of a care system, it is vital that members of the governing board or management team look like the people being served.

According to data reported by the state's Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, both the Grossmont Healthcare Disrict and the local hospital serve diverse populations--- that speak different languages, recognize distinct cultural values, and make unique contributions to the health and wellness of their respective communiites.

The unique contributions presented by the East County's diverse population offer great potential to the Grossmont Healthcare Distrct and the local hospital to develop innovative collaborations to address mutually important health issues. 

III. KEY PRINCIPLES OF QUALITY HEALTHCARE SERVICES

Summary

The key principles of healthcare coverage define the essential "building blocks" of universal and comprehensive healthcare for all Americans.

 

THE KEY PRINCIPLES OF UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE COVERAGE INCLUDE:

1. HEALTHCARE IS A HUMAN RIGHT NOT A PRIVILEGE.

2. IMPLEMENT UNIVERSAL AND COMPREHENSIVE HEALTHCARE THAT IS AFFORDABLE, EQUITABLE AND DIGNIFIED IN DELIVERY.

3. ADVOCATE FOR 100% ACCESS AND ZERO HEALTH DISPARITIES.

4. SUPPORT HOLISTIC HEALING PRACTICES AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE.

5. OPPOSE DENIAL OF COVERAGE BASED ON PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS.

6. AFFIRM THAT MEDICAL DECISIONS MUST BE MADE WITH RESPECT FOR PATIENTS' RIGHTS TO PRIVACY.

7. ENFORCE THE PATIENT'S BILL OF RIGHTS.

8. STRENGTHEN MEDI-CAL AND MEDICARE PROGRAMS.

9. SUPPORT STATE/FEDERAL EFFORTS TO REGULATE COST OF PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS.

10. EXPAND FUNDING OF COMMUNITY CLINICS THAT SERVE THE UNINSURED AND UNDERSERVED.

11. INVEST IN EDUCATION AND INCENTIVES TO PREVENT DISEASE AND PROMOTE HEALTHY LIVING.  

12. SUPPORT A REQUIREMENT THAT HOSPITALS, HMOS AND HEALTH INSURERS OBTAIN PRIOR APPROVAL FROM THE STATE BEFORE RATES CAN BE INCREASED.

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