Better Choices, Better Care NJ
Employees Association of New Jersey
Medical Society of New Jersey
"President Donald Trump’s promise to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act – long a goal of the Republican-led Congress – could be the most important policy battle of 2017. The impact on states like New Jersey, where some 800,000 residents gained coverage through the 2014 law, will be significant for physicians and hospitals, the insurance industry, small businesses, and patients.
This NJ Spotlight mini-conference will begin with a keynote address by Congressman Frank Pallone, (D-6th), the Ranking Member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which is tasked with the healthcare policy overhaul. Pallone will be followed by a double-header of panel discussions:
The ACA and Medicaid: Protecting vulnerable residents
The ACA’s Medicaid expansion extended government coverage to nearly 500,000 New Jersey residents, and the federal government picked up nearly every dollar. We’ll discuss how a repeal would affect these patients and the healthcare providers who care for them. We’ll also explore what options, including federal block grants, exist to cover them.
Sen. Joseph F. Vitale (D-Middlesex), Senate Health Committee Chairman, New Jersey Legislature
Ray Castro, Senior Policy Analyst, New Jersey Policy Perspective
The ACA and the Market: Affordable and sustainable solutionsThe ACA’s marketplace created a new class of plans and provided subsidies that enabled more than 300,000 Garden State residents to obtain coverage they otherwise couldn’t afford. This roundtable will focus on how a repeal of this segment — and other popular insurance reforms — will impact the insurance market, quality of health plans, and other aspects of healthcare.
John Sarno, President, Employers Association of New Jersey
Linda Schwimmer, President and CEO, New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute
Christine Stearns, Executive Director and General Counsel of Better Choices, Better Care NJ
*Additional speakers and sponsors will be added as names are confirmed."