Online Program

Implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA): New Developments

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 9:06 a.m. - 9:24 a.m.

Jay Himmelstein, MD, MPH, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Shrewsbury, MA
The ACA was passed by Congress in 2010 and withstood a challenge before the U.S. Supreme Court in 2011. The federally facilitated marketplace and state marketplaces were scheduled to ”go live” in October to promote affordable insurance through advanced tax credits and through expansion of the Medicaid eligibility. This presentation will provide an update from the “front lines” on the implementation of this key component of the ACA.

Learning Areas:

Provision of health care to the public

Learning Objectives:
Describe the current status of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Describe the roles of public health workers in facilitating further implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health and Chief Health Policy Strategist for UMass Medical School's Center for Health Policy and Research. I am currently the Principal Investigator for the Massachusetts Health Insurance Exchange and Integrated Eligibility System (HIX/IES) Project which is building the technology infrastructure required for implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care ACT (PPACA) in Massachusetts.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.