Health Care Reform: An Overview of the New Legislation
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act became law in March but how many people really know how their health care coverage will be affected, and as a health care provider can you provide answers to questions patients might have? Did you know the plan will greatly expand Medicaid, while cutting from the Medicare program? The law also requires all Americans and legal citizens to have health insurance and will penalize those who are not covered. Program faculty will take an in-depth look at the $870 billion dollar plan and discuss the changes it will have on health care coverage.
Note: This course was originally delivered as a satellite broadcast.
Academic Faculty/Staff, Federal Government Employees, State Government Employees, Local Government Employees, Non-Government Employees and Students
- Describe key elements of the legislation
- Discuss the economic and insurance rationales for the provisions
- Focus on the implications for Medicaid and employers
- Describe how the program is financed and the implications for taxpayers and Medicare beneficiaries
- Present a general timeline for implementation
Michael A. Morrisey, PhD
Professor of Health Insurance
Lister Hill Center for Health Policy
School of Public Health
University of Alabama at Birmingham
- 2.00 Participation/CETulane Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE) awards 2.00 hour(s) of credit for completing Health Care Reform: An Overview of the New Legislation
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