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This session will be especially helpful to congressional staff members new to the issue, but it will also be a useful review for anyone dealing with the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The briefing takes place just as the second marketplace enrollment period ends and the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in a case challenging the law’s subsidies.
What are the key provisions of the ACA? How did the ACA extend coverage to the uninsured? How does the ACA impact private and public insurance coverage, marketplaces and employer-sponsored coverage? What is the role for states? What are the requirements on employers and individuals? How was Medicaid changed by the ACA and then the Supreme Court? How is the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) affected?
Jennifer Tolbert, director of state health reform, Kaiser Family Foundation, will provide a broad overview of the key provisions in the ACA, including private and public coverage provisions, quality and delivery system reforms.
Sabrina Corlette, research professor and project director at the Center on Health Insurance Reforms, Georgetown University’s Health Policy Institute, will address the changes in private insurance, requirements on individuals, the creation of marketplaces and the implications of the King v. Burwell Supreme Court case on subsidies.
Paul Fronstin, director of the Health Research and Education Program, Employee Benefit Research Institute, will explain employer-sponsored coverage and requirements.
Charlene Frizzera, senior advisor, Leavitt Partners, and former CMS acting administrator, will address the Medicaid and CHIP provisions in the ACA.
Diane Rowland of Kaiser will co-moderate with Ed Howard of the Alliance.
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