The Big Bang for the Affordable Care Act: The End of Health Care Financing as We Know It?
The Affordable Care Act is almost upon us. In March 2010, President Obama signed comprehensive health reform, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), into law. The law is supposed to make health care more accessible and affordable for most Americans. While some provisions of the law have already taken effect, many more provisions will be implemented in the coming years. ACA Enrollment begins October 1, 2013 for coverage beginning January 1, 2014.
Networks Financial Institute will host "The Big Bang for the Affordable Care Act: The End of Health Care Financing as We Know It? in Indianapolis on October 18, 2013, at the Columbia Club.
The forum will examine the state of healthcare financing and delivery in fall 2013, how it has been affected by the ACA, and the unintended consequences of the new law and legislative and regulatory approaches to dealing with them.
David B. Kendall, Senior Fellow for Health and Fiscal Policy at Third Way will present his latest research for the event. Third Way has been described as the only Washington DC think tank that has "incorrigible pragmatists," "radical centrists" and "the best source for new ideas in public policy."
Also speaking will be policy analyst Grace-Marie Turner, who is president of the Galen Institute, a public policy research organization that she founded in 1995 to promote an informed debate over free-market ideas for health reform.
In October 2011, Networks held a popular forum, "Challenges to Access, Affordability, and Availability" on this controversial Act. The research papers written for that are available from our 2011 ACA pages.
Networks Financial Institute (NFI) at Indiana State University was founded in 2003 with the help of a grant from the Lilly Endowment, Inc., an Indianapolis-based, private philanthropic foundation. NFI strives to facilitate broad, collaborative thinking, dialogue and progress in the evolving financial services marketplace through student programs, financial literacy programs and thought leadership.
NFI exists to facilitate broad, collaborative thinking, dialogue and progress in the evolving financial services marketplace through three targeted initiatives:
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