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Lloyd Baum

Posted by Alan on July 6, 2009


Lloyd Baum loved politics. I believe he spent time in Chicago, which might explain this passion. He loved public policy, especially health care reform, not surprising since he was a health insurance broker. You might disagree with Lloyd, but you couldn’t disregard his sincerity, his commitment and his desire to do the right thing. I’ve known Lloyd for close to 20 years and was consistently amazed at his willingness to get involved, to make a difference.

So it was with sadness that I received the following missive:

In Memoriam

On June 30, 2009, the National Association of Health Underwriters awarded the National Legislative Excellence Award to Lloyd Baum and the Legislative Committee of the Los Angeles Association of Health Underwriters.

On July 2, 2009, Lloyd Baum passed away.

Having won our hearts and inspired our souls, Lloyd Baum, also earned our respect. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Sonya, his family and many friends. Lloyd will be greatly missed and we all know, he will never be replaced.

From the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Association of Health Underwriters, Thank you, Lloyd, This meeting is adjourned.

Lloyd was a good character in every sense of the word. He will indeed be missed.

4 Responses to “Lloyd Baum”

  1. Alex said

    His services will be remembered for long time. This is indeed a great loss.

  2. It is with great sadness today that we learned of Lloyd’s passing. Lloyd has been our friend and broker for 40 years. He will be missed dearly by my family and my organization. Our prayers go out to his family. God Bless you Lloyd Baum.

  3. Meg McComb said

    Lloyd encouraged me in my work when I became Leg Chair for OCAHU. He always had an upbeat, practical suggestion, and frequently sent all of us informative articles on health care. He was a mentor for so many of us. There is a huge void with Lloyd gone now that no one can replace. I enjoyed hearing his life stories, and am grateful he was in my life. Our thoughts and prayers go to his wife and family.
    Meg McComb
    CAHU Vice-Chair of Legislation

  4. Don Goldmann said

    For a number of years, I served with Lloyd on the bill review committee and found him to be one of the most dedicated, hard working volunteers in CAHU. However, his work was only a small piece of what was delightful about Lloyd. His intensity and focus to his causes were incredible; his warmth as a person and his keen dry wit a joy. Lloyd will be sorely missed and I am so glad that I had a chance to tell him of our appreciation for him this past Capitol Conference in Washington.

    Good bye Lloyd. Those of us who served with you in bill review will never be able to look at another giant, three ring, five inch binder without feeling sadness at your passing and joy at your memory.

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