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Challenges with the Affordable Care Act and the Uninsured and Underinsured

May 17, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

$25.00 – $60.00

The Central Texas ACHE Chapter Presents:

Challenges with the Affordable Care Act and the Uninsured and Underinsured

Thursday, May 17, 2018

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Metroplex Hospital – Killeen

Come earn 1.5 Face-to-Face education towards your ACHE credentials.

Beginning in 2014, the Affordable Care Act expanded coverage to previously uninsured people through the expansion of Medicaid and establishing Health Insurance Marketplaces.  Data show gains in public and private insurance coverage as well for people with low-income in states that implemented expanded Medical coverage.  However, it is reported that in 2016, 27.6 million people remain uninsured because of the high premium cost, lack of coverage through a job or are ineligible due to states that did not expand Medicaid coverage or are undocumented immigrants.  Studies repeatedly note that the uninsured are less likely to obtain preventive care and services with major chronic care conditions.  This has a direct impact on healthcare organizations in terms of the provision of charity care, the cost and reimbursement of care, and state, federal and private funding sources.  Given these changes healthcare executives need to execute strategies and implement programs to care for the un/underinsured, and understand legislation at the Federal, state, and local levels to support policies that will address the challenges with the Afforable Care Act and the un/underinsured.

Agenda

3:00-3:20 – Welcome & Introductions

3:20-4:00 – Panel Discussion

4:00-4:30 – Q&A

4:30-5:00 – Social Networking

 

THE PANEL

Moderator:
John Hawkins
Texas Hospital Association

Panelists:
Richard Schirmer
Vice President, Health Care Policy Analysis, Texas Hospital Association (THA)

Dr. Matthew Polk
Executive Director, Prosper Waco

Marlene DiLillo
Executive Director, Greater Killeen Community Clinic

Venue

Metroplex Health System
2201 S. Clear Creek Rd
Killeen, TX 76549 United States
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