It’s hard to know where you’re going if you don’t know where you’ve been. To understand how California policies expanding coverage and access to health care developed before passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), independent consultant Marian Mulkey created a helpful timeline that traces the progression. The chronology describes California’s policy debates and implementation experiences, connects readers to resources that go into greater detail, and gives context to inform the state’s responses to potential ACA repeal. Check out the timeline.
Marian Mulkey was chief learning officer at the foundation. From 2010 until 2014, she served as director of the foundation’s Health Reform and Public Programs Initiative, where she led CHCF’s work to analyze the Affordable Care Act and inform public and private stakeholders and the public on ways to implement the law that would improve and expand coverage.
Marian previously worked as senior program officer in the foundation’s Market and Policy Monitor program, where she led work to monitor California’s health insurance markets. Prior to joining CHCF, she worked as an independent health policy consultant and at Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, where her responsibilities included pricing, utilization data reporting, and policy development.
Marian received a master’s degrees in public policy and public health from the University of California, Berkeley, and a bachelor’s degree in biology and economics from Reed College in Portland, Oregon.