Implementing Health Reform in the States

The Alliance for Health Reform, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Association of Health Care Journalists sponsored this live webinar on March 27, 2012, to take a look at what’s happening in the states with implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Many of the key decisions implementing the health reform law are left to the states. For example, states have leeway in how they set up health insurance exchanges, where uninsured individuals and small business will be able to buy coverage starting in 2014. The law provides for Medicaid expansions that will bring an estimated 16 million additional Americans under the Medicaid umbrella, but will states aggressively promote the program to these newly eligible individuals? What if the Supreme Court rules that the Medicaid expansion is unconstitutional? This briefing addresses these and other questions.

For more information, please visit the Alliance’s event page.

Full version: Video


Speakers for this session:

Moderated by Ed Howard of the Alliance for Health Reform.

Enrique Martinez-Vidal, vice president for state policy and technical assistance, AcademyHealth; and director, State Coverage Initiatives, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Matt Salo, executive director of the National Association of Medicaid Directors

Noam Levey, reporter, Los Angeles Times/Tribune Washington bureau

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