The Orange County Grand Jury recommended that the Board of Directors of CalOptima include more than one County Supervisor. Supervisor Spitzer was appointed to serve as that alternate Board of Supervisors member on June 18. Supervisor Janet Nguyen currently serves as the Board of Supervisors member for CalOptima.
Before accepting the appointment, Supervisor Spitzer highlighted recommendations for strengthening the continuity and transparency of CalOptima affairs presented before the Board.
“We need a documented and written report from CalOptima on a monthly basis when items are presented before us,” Spitzer said. “We need to formalize a process.”
CalOptima is a county organized health system that is funded by state and federal government, operated independently by appointment of a Board of Directors.
CalOptima is proud to be considered a national model for county health care (Grand Jury Report).