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Hector De La Torre

Executive Director, Transamerica Center for Health Studies

Hector De La Torre is the Executive Director of the Transamerica Center for Health Studies, a nonprofit focused on helping consumers and businesses navigate the health care landscape. De La Torre was chosen to lead this new initiative because of his private and public sector experience, particularly his leadership role on health care and advocating for consumers and businesses. Among his accomplishments as an elected official were expanding access to doctors in underserved communities, consumer protections against retroactive cancellation of health insurance, and supporting facilities improvements at Children’s Hospitals.

"I feel that the Transamerica Center for Health Studies is a public service—consumers and businesses are looking for help as they try to navigate the shifting health care landscape," said De La Torre. "We at TCHS are committed to helping them better understand their options to make good health care decisions."

De La Torre is also a member of the Board of Trustees at Occidental College in Los Angeles and serves on the California Air Resources Board (CARB) as a gubernatorial appointee. De La Torre served as a State Assemblymember for California’s 50th District from 2004-2010. Prior to that, he was Mayor and Councilmember in his hometown of South Gate. De La Torre was also a Manager at the County of Los Angeles Superior Court and served as Manager at Southern California Edison. Previous to those positions, he was Assistant/Chief of Staff to the Deputy Secretary at the U.S. Department of Labor.

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On today's episode, Hector gives a few more insights from a TransAmerica survey, focusing on the 11 percent of Americans who are uninsured.

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Hector De La Torre shares some insights from the most recent Healthcare Survey of Employers, conducted by the Transamerica Center for Health Studies.

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Hector shares some insight about how to choose the best health insurance during this open enrollment period.

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As the new administration begins to take shape, there's a great deal of speculation among health policy experts about the potential alterations to our current health care system. Greg Tucker and Hector De La Torre discuss what plausible changes could be made to the Affordable Care Act.

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Greg and Hector discuss what the fate of the ACA could be in the new Trump administration.

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A Transamerica Center for Health Studies Survey found that 11 percent of Americans are without health insurance. Hector De La Torre tells us more about this population.

Some of the findings from the surveys around the knowledge held by consumers and employers around healthcare issues.

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What do you need to know about open enrollment? 

Hector and Greg discuss some of our favorite foods and their healthier options. 

The issues to consider while planning for the care of loved ones.

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