On Monday, August 14, St. John’s Medical Center will host the community
presentation, “Fixing the ACA: What would work,” at the Teton
County Library from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Presenter Katherine Swartz, PhD, will discuss what might be done to stabilize
individual insurance markets between now and September 27th, when insurance
companies and issuers of health plans sold in the ACA marketplaces must
decide whether to offer plans in 2018. Dr. Swartz will discuss possible
actions including: committing to cost-sharing subsidies, extending the
reinsurance program, protecting people with pre-existing medical conditions,
and funding practical ways to encourage healthy people to enroll in health plans.
The presentation will also address how the Medicaid program stabilizes
health care in communities like Jackson.
Dr. Swartz is a professor of Health Economics and Policy at Harvard School
of Public Health, where she has been on the faculty since 1992. Her current
research focuses on implementation issues related to the health care reform
Media contact: Karen Connelly, 307-739-7380, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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