Richard Figueroa is the Director of Prevention and Affordable Care Act for The California Endowment. He was previously a Deputy Cabinet Secretary and Health Care Advisor in the Office of California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger where he was responsible for health care, human services and health insurance issues. Previous to that, he was the Legislative Director for California Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi where he was responsible for advancing the Commissioner’s legislative proposals before the California Legislature. Mr. Figueroa is also a voting member of the State of California Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board (MRMIB) which administers the Healthy Families Program (S-CHIP), Access for Infants and Mothers, and federal and state health insurance programs for otherwise medically uninsurable individuals.
Mr. Figueroa has also served as Deputy Legislative Secretary in the Office of Governor Gray Davis, Principal Consultant to the Senate Committee on Insurance, Senior Consultant to the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee, and a Legislative Budget Analyst in the Office of the Legislative Analyst. He has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California at Davis and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of California at Los Angeles.