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Health Care Reform andCommunities of Color:What’s Next for Health Disparities  Melva Thompson-Robinson, DrPH  Executive Di...
•    By the end of the session, members of the audience     will be able to:    1.   discuss the highlights of Affordable ...
What is today?Friday, March 23, 2012
Happy 2 yr Anniversary!
• ACA=Patient Protection and Affordability Care Act  • Goals:    • Reform health insurance    • Reduce health care costs  ...
• Health insurance coverage for dependents up to age 26• Uninsured with pre-existing conditions can get insurance  through...
• Individuals must obtain health insurance• Employers with 50 or more employees must offer  coverage• State health insuran...
Why Does Monday,March 26, 2012Matter?
Review of Constitutionality
What Does ACA Meanfor Communities ofColor?
• Data Collection:  •   Race  •   Ethnicity  •   Sex  •   Primary language  •   Disability statusKey Provisions in ACA
• Prevention Efforts  •   Public Health Prevention Fund  •   Community Transformation Grants  •   School-based Clinics  • ...
• Workforce Development  • National Health Care Workforce Commission    • Diversity of workforce    • Cultural and linguis...
• State optional Medicaid coverage for family planning  services• Medicaid coverage for tobacco cessation services for  pr...
Where Do I Fit inThis?
• Advocate, Educate, Communicate Clearly• Adapt, Adjust, Forge New Partnership• ALL policy is HEALTH policy!• Claim a seat...
• http://www.healthcare.gov• http://www.cuidadodesalud.gov/enes/• My contact information:  • Melva Thompson-Robinson, DrPH...
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Health Care Reform And Communities Of Color 3.22.12

  1. 1. Health Care Reform andCommunities of Color:What’s Next for Health Disparities Melva Thompson-Robinson, DrPH Executive Director, Center for Health Disparities Research Associate Professor, School of Community Health Sciences University of Nevada Las Vegas
  2. 2. • By the end of the session, members of the audience will be able to: 1. discuss the highlights of Affordable Care Act 2. identify potential ways that the Affordable Care Act will be able to address health disparitiesObjectives for thePresentation
  3. 3. What is today?Friday, March 23, 2012
  4. 4. Happy 2 yr Anniversary!
  5. 5. • ACA=Patient Protection and Affordability Care Act • Goals: • Reform health insurance • Reduce health care costs • Guarantee more health care choices • Phased in between 2010 and 2018What is ACA?
  6. 6. • Health insurance coverage for dependents up to age 26• Uninsured with pre-existing conditions can get insurance through high-risk pool• Limits on lifetime benefits for individuals eliminated• Pre-existing conditions exclusions eliminatedKey Aspects in Place
  7. 7. • Individuals must obtain health insurance• Employers with 50 or more employees must offer coverage• State health insurance exchanges must be established• Pre-existing condition exclusions eliminated for adultsWhat’s to Come?
  8. 8. Why Does Monday,March 26, 2012Matter?
  9. 9. Review of Constitutionality
  10. 10. What Does ACA Meanfor Communities ofColor?
  11. 11. • Data Collection: • Race • Ethnicity • Sex • Primary language • Disability statusKey Provisions in ACA
  12. 12. • Prevention Efforts • Public Health Prevention Fund • Community Transformation Grants • School-based Clinics • Nurse-Managed Health ClinisKey Provisions in ACA
  13. 13. • Workforce Development • National Health Care Workforce Commission • Diversity of workforce • Cultural and linguistic competency training • Loan Repayment ProgramsKey Provisions in ACA
  14. 14. • State optional Medicaid coverage for family planning services• Medicaid coverage for tobacco cessation services for pregnant womenKey Provisions in ACA
  15. 15. Where Do I Fit inThis?
  16. 16. • Advocate, Educate, Communicate Clearly• Adapt, Adjust, Forge New Partnership• ALL policy is HEALTH policy!• Claim a seat at the table!Next Steps
  17. 17. • http://www.healthcare.gov• http://www.cuidadodesalud.gov/enes/• My contact information: • Melva Thompson-Robinson, DrPH • Email: melva.thompson-robinson@unlv.edu • Phone: 702-287-1847Want to Know More?

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