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Al Mijares to Speak at League of Women Voters

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Al Mijares, County Superintendent of Schools, to Address League of Women Voters

al mijaresThe public is invited to join with the League of Women Voters of Central Orange County in hearing from Al Mijares, our Orange County Superintendent of Schools, speak on Wednesday, February 19 at 11:30 am at China Palace on Newport Avenue in Tustin.

Brenda Davis of North Tustin, Program Co-Chair for the Central Orange County Area League of Women Voters, said, “The League is open to men and women and encourages informed and active participation in government.  Our schools are facing a completely new funding formula from the state, implementing the Common Core standards, and new testing methods all while technology changes our economy and children’s needs faster than ever.  The League offers us the opportunity to discuss these matters with Dr. Mijares, who is setting policies governing the half million children in our county’s public schools.”

Dr. Mijares was appointed Orange County Superintendent of Schools in August 2012. Prior to that time he served for six years as the Vice President of the College Board and 11 years as superintendent of the Santa Ana Unified School District.  He is also a Foothill High School alumni parent and Tustin Unified School District resident.

The Lunch with League meeting is held at the China Palace restaurant in Tustin (corner of Newport Avenue and Bryan) from 11:30 am to 1 pm on Wednesday, February 19.  The cost for lunch is $15 ($13 for League members). For reservations contact Brenda Davis at 714.665.9591 or at brendadavis15@att.net <mailto:brendadavis15@att.net> .  Dr. Mijares will be speaking on the subject “Preparing Orange County’s Future Workforce & Addressing the Achievement Gap.”

The League of Women Voters of the Central Orange County area serves the people of Anaheim, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Los Alamitos, Midway City, Orange, Santa Ana, Stanton, Tustin, North Tustin, Villa Park, and Westminster. Membership in the League of Women Voters is open to both men and women. The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

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California State Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones to Speak

We received a press release from the League of Women Voters regarding their upcoming event:

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Agree? Disagree? Have Questions? Come talk to Dave Jones IN PERSON at our local League of Women Voters meeting on January 15th!  Make your RESERVATION NOW by return e-mail!

PLEASE FORWARD THIS TO YOUR FRIENDS – DON’T LET THEM MISS OUT ON THIS OPPORTUNITY TO TALK DIRECTLY TO A STATEWIDE ELECTED OFFICIAL ON THIS IMPORTANT SUBJECT!!!

Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has a Letter to the Editor in Today’s OC Register (January 4).  He says in part: “Health insurance represents another rising cost to small businesses and individuals. Rates will continue to rise, even with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The best thing we can do to help with health insurance rate increases is establish the legal authority to reject excessive health insurance rate hikes, just as the insurance commissioner has that authority for auto, homeowners, and property and casualty insurance.

Since I was sworn in as insurance commissioner in 2011, we have saved businesses and consumers more than $1.4 billion in premiums for auto, home and property and casualty insurance using the authority granted by Proposition 103. It is well past the time to extend that authority to health insurance rates.”

Come ask State Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones IN PERSON at our Lunch with League event OPEN TO ALL!

The League of Women Voters of Central Orange County
INVITES YOU TO JOIN US FOR “LUNCH WITH LEAGUE”
Wednesday, January 15, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
CHINA PALACE 13444 Newport Avenue in Tustin, California

Featuring Dave Jones, California State Insurance Commissioner on “Implementing the Affordable Care Act & Reforming Insurance Markets in California”

DON’T MISS THIS EVENT! MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS EARLY!
Reservations: Brenda Davis at 714-665-9591 or redhilldavis@att.net
Cost is $15 for the public, $13 for LWV members, and includes lunch!

Dave-Jones-248x300Dave Jone recently wrote an opinion piece in the Orange County Register decrying the fact that, like workers compensation, health insurance rates were unregulated:

Health insurance represents another rising cost to small businesses and individuals. Rates will continue to rise, even with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The best thing we can do to help with health insurance rate increases is establish the legal authority to reject excessive health insurance rate hikes, just as the insurance commissioner has that authority for auto, homeowners, and property and casualty insurance.

Since I was sworn in as insurance commissioner in 2011, we have saved businesses and consumers more than $1.4 billion in premiums for auto, home and property and casualty insurance using the authority granted by Proposition 103. It is well past the time to extend that authority to health insurance rates.

Short of eliminating healthcare mandates, regulation and oversight -two things missing from the current mandate- should be implemented to ensure the Affordable Healthcare Act remains just that – affordable.

The League of Women Voters meetings are open to everyone. If you have questions regarding the new California Cover or Affordable Healthcare and how Jones would regulate it, this event would be an excellent time to get your questions answered.