Health Care Reform And Communities Of Color 3.22.12
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
• 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
• 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?
• 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
• 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?