Indian American Congressman Ami Bera received the Healthcare Leadership Council’s “Champion of Healthcare Innovation Award” in recognition of his support of high-quality, affordable health care in the country on July 12. He was felicitated during Healthcare Leadership Council Innovation Expo 23 in Washington DC.
As a doctor and lawmaker, Bera has continuously been contributing to address Americans’ health concerns and issues, the award recognises his efforts for the same. “As a doctor, I’m committed to working to ensure that every American has access to high-quality, affordable health care,” he said reacting to the honor on Twitter.
Honored to receive the Champion of Healthcare Innovation Award from @HealthInFocus. As a doctor, I’m committed to working to ensure that every American has access to high-quality, affordable health care.
During his two-decade long medical career, Bera worked to improve the availability, quality, and affordability of healthcare. In his role as the chief medical officer of Sacramento County, he fought to reduce the cost of health care, create jobs, and deliver care to tens of thousands of Sacramento residents.
As a clinical professor of medicine and associate dean for admissions and outreach at University of California, Davis, Bera has inspired the next generation of doctors and as a legislator, he has proposed several legislations to serve the Americans interest, including most recently a bill to expand reproductive health care training to medical students.
The Healthcare Leadership Council is an association of executives from various professions within the medical field that work to create a more efficient and effective healthcare system to benefit all Americans.