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You're Invited to a HEALTH AFFAIRS Special Event
The Affordable Care Act Turns 10

  • Tuesday, March 10, 2020
  • 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Eastern
  • W Hotel Washington - 515 15th Street NW, Washington DC 20004

Debbie Boylan
Phone: 301-347-3910

Follow live tweets from the event @Health_Affairs, and join the
conversation with #aca10.

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The March 2020 issue of Health Affairs, "The Affordable Care Act Turns 10," offers must-read analyses of the ACA. Authors explain the law’s effects on coverage, cost, health status, and more. They also review the political and legal issues that have shaped implementation and consider what should come next.

Please join us for a March 10 briefing at the W Hotel in Washington DC, when panels of authors and other experts will present their work and participate in a robust discussion of the topic including members of the audience.

Presenters will include:

David Blumenthal (pictured 1st), President, The Commonwealth Fund

Mollyann Brodie (pictured 2nd), Executive Vice President and Chief Operation Officer, Kaiser Family Foundation, on "The Past, Present, And Possible Future Of Public Opinion On The Affordable Care Act"

Thomas Buchmueller (pictured 3rd), Waldo O. Hildebrand Professor of Risk Management and Insurance and Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy, University of Michigan School of Public Health, on "The ACA’s Impact On Racial And Ethnic Disparities In Health Insurance Coverage And Access To Care"

Melinda Buntin (pictured 4th), Mike Curb Professor and Chair, Department of Health Policy, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, "How The ACA Has Dented The Cost Curve"

Michael E. Chernew (pictured 5th), Leonard D. Schaeffer Professor of Health Care Policy, Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School; Director, Healthcare Markets and Regulation Lab, Harvard Medical School, on "Transforming Medicare Payment Systems: Progress Shaped By The ACA"

Senator Jim Denning (pictured 1st), Majority Leader, Kansas State Senate

Tim Jost (pictured 2nd), Emeritus Professor at the Washington and Lee University School of Law, on "ACA And The Courts: Litigation's Effects On The Law's Implementation And Beyond"

Lois K. Lee (pictured 3rd), Senior Associate in Medicine, Division of Emergency Medicine; Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School on "Women’s Coverage, Utilization, Affordability, And Health After The Affordable Care Act: A Review Of The Literature"

Julie Morita (pictured 4th), Executive Vice President, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Deborah Peikes (pictured 5th), Senior Fellow, Mathematica, Inc., on "The Changing Landscape Of Primary Care: Effects Of The ACA And Other Efforts Over The Past Decade"

Mai Pham (pictured 1st), Vice President, Provider Alignment Solutions, Anthem Inc.

Kosali Simon (pictured 2nd), Herman B Wells Endowed Professor and Associate Vice Provost for Health Sciences, Paul H. O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, on "How Have Affordable Care Act Insurance Expansions Affected Health Outcomes? Findings From The Literature"

Michael Sparer (pictured 3rd), Professor and Chair, Department of Health Policy and Management, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, on "Federalism And The ACA: Lessons For The 2020 Health Policy Debate"

Others to be announced

Health Affairs is grateful to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Commonwealth Fund for their generous support of the March 2020 issue and briefing.

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