In 2014, millions of previously uninsured Americans will have health insurance due to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and many others will be impacted by new health insurance requirements. Although the ACA is a federal law, states have a major role in how many parts of the ACA are enacted. This webinar, the second of a three part series sponsored by the Lupus Research Institute, will cover access to care issues under the ACA including Essential Health Benefits, Medicaid expansion, program eligibility, provider networks/specialty providers, and special concerns for people with chronic illness. It will also help to explain federal versus state responsibilities in enacting the law.
Having a better understanding of the ACA and access to care issues will help you on the way to becoming an effective advocate so you can join with the LRI and National Coalition members to strengthen the voice of people with lupus.
The Lupus Research Institute (LRI) is the world's leading private supporter of innovative research in lupus and a strong advocate for federal support of lupus research among members of Congress, health groups, the pharmaceutical industry, and the public. The LRI’s advocacy arm is its National Coalition, a powerful network of state and local lupus organizations united to prevent, treat and cure lupus by advocating for lupus on Capitol Hill. The LRI advocates for lasting change in numerous ways. We need people with lupus and those impacted by lupus to let their voice be heard in order to improve access to care for people with lupus and other debilitating chronic illnesses.
- To understand Federal versus State issues and where advocates can have impact as the ACA implementation continues
- To understand what advocates should watch for when people start to use insurance purchased through the marketplaces
Who Should Attend:
- People interested in understanding more about the Affordable Care Act and how its policies impact access to care
- People interested in becoming advocates for access to care issues
- Seasoned advocates who need a refresher
This webinar is for educational and informational purposes. The information provided here should not be used for the purposes of diagnosing or treating a medical illness. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional care. Lupus is a very individualized illness; consult with a healthcare professional, in-person, before making any decisions about your care. The Lupus Research Institute and S.L.E. Lupus Foundation employees, consultants, and agents shall not be liable for any claims or damages, and expressly disclaim all liability of any nature for any action or non-action taken as a result of the information generated by sponsored programs.
January 14, 2014