Webinar for Journalists: What Do Consumers Need to Know About Health Reform’s Changes?

As part of its Media Fellowships Program, the Kaiser Family Foundation is organizing a series of interactive webinars exclusively for journalists to address key aspects of the law, the implications for consumers, and strategies for connecting the dots for different audiences.

The first webinar took place on Wednesday, August 28, and was an overview of how the Affordable Care Act’s impact will vary for people in different circumstances, including those currently with employer coverage, those who buy their own insurance and those who are currently uninsured. The Foundation’s State Health Policy Director Jennifer Tolbert and Senior Fellow Karen Pollitz explained the law’s individual mandate, as well as its new coverage options, including new state insurance marketplaces, subsidies for people with low- and moderate incomes, and new rules prohibiting insurers from discriminating based on pre-existing conditions.  They answered journalists’ questions about the law as part of the webinar.

If you are a journalist who was unable to attend the first webinar, but would like to receive all future updates on the series, please email your name and media affiliation to acawebinars@kff.org. You can also use this email to provide feedback and ideas for the series. Participants can continue the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #ACA101KFF.


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