Via LACMA Website: “Since 1871, LACMA has been at the forefront of medicine in L.A. County, ensuring that our members are represented in the areas of public policy, government relations and community relations. Through our advocacy efforts in both Los Angeles County and with the statewide California Medical Association (CMA), our physician leaders and staff strive toward a common vision – that you might spend more time treating your patients and less time navigating the obstacles that threaten your autonomy and undermine your practice of medicine.
LACMA and CMA will continue to resolve the healthcare challenges of today, as well as the healthcare and healthcare delivery problems of tomorrow. LACMA and CMA physicians share a unified voice that strives to educate and promote a greater understanding of the “care” in healthcare, the needs and political pressures in healthcare delivery, and the preservation of a sacrosanct doctor-patient relationship. LACMA and CMA’s solemn duty is to preserve and protect the noble pursuit of healthcare delivery for physicians.”
GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS CONSULTANT-RICK KEATON, JR.
“I started my college career on the pre-med track, and although I am still very much fascinated by the healthcare market, I have grown increasingly interested in the legislation driving the industry. Currently, I am a junior at the University of Southern California pursuing a major in Public Policy with a concentration in Health Policy and Management from the Sol Price School of Public Policy, as well as a minor in Public Health from the Keck School of Medicine. Previously, I served as a Leonard D. Schaeffer Government Service Fellow in Sacramento, interning for Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego)—working both with her legislative staff and the Assembly Committee on Appropriations. Although I am new to LACMA, I am committed to fostering collaborative relationships with local, state, and federal government officials in efforts to improve quality, access, and affordability of healthcare within Los Angeles County.”