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What's in There? The New Health Reform Law and Private Insurance


Friday, April 30, 2010

As part of an ongoing series to explore the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act, this briefing dealt with how the new health reform law affects access to private coverage. A range of specific provisions were covered, including the new federal high-risk pools, tax credits for small businesses, health insurance exchanges, the individual mandate, and employer obligations. The law’s provisions governing private health insurance mark a dramatic change from past practice, and much attention has been paid by opposing sides to the potential implementation and legal issues.

To provide illumination on these topics and others, our distinguished panel explored such questions as: What provisions in the new law pertain to private insurance? How will the new law affect individuals, families, large and small businesses? What particular challenges need to be overcome by states and the federal government to implement these provisions?

Sponsored by the Alliance for Health Reform and the Kaiser Family Foundation, the briefing featured: Chris Koller, health insurance commissioner of Rhode Island; Scott Keefer of the AHIP Center for Policy and Research; and Gary Claxton of Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Ed Howard of the Alliance and Diane Rowland of the Kaiser Family Foundation co-moderated.

Transcript, Event Summary and/or Webcast and Podcast

Transcript: What's in There? The New Health Reform Law and Private Insurance (Word Document), 4/30/2010
Full Webcast/Podcast: What's in There? The New Health Reform Law and Private Insurance

The full webcast and podcast for this briefing, as well as videos of individual speakers' presentations, are provided by Kaiser Family Foundation.

Speaker Presentations

Gary Claxton Presentation (PowerPoint), 4/30/2010
Scott Keefer Presentation (PowerPoint), 4/30/2010
Christopher Koller Presentation (PowerPoint), 4/30/2010

(If you want to download one or more slides from these presentations, contact us at info@allhealth or click here for instructions.)

Source Materials

Agenda (Word Document), , 4/30/2010
Speaker Biographies (Word Document), , 4/30/2010
Materials List (Word Document), , 4/30/2010
Source List (Word Document), , 4/30/2010

Offsite Materials (briefing documents saved on other websites)

Explaining Health Care Reform: What are Health Insurance Subsidies?, Kaiser Family Foundation, 8/28/2009
Explaining Health Care Reform: What are Health Insurance Exchanges? , Kaiser Family Foundation, 5/20/2009
Overview of the Final Health Care Reform Law, ERIC: The ERISA Industry Committee, 3/26/2010
Explaining Health Care Reform: Questions About the Extension of Dependent Coverage to Age 26 (Adobe Acrobat PDF),Kaiser Family Foundation, 4/20/2010
Explaining Health Care Reform: Questions About the Temporary High-Risk Pool (Adobe Acrobat PDF),Kaiser Family Foundation, 4/20/2010
Summary of Coverage Provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (Adobe Acrobat PDF),Kaiser Family Foundation, 4/28/2010
How you'd shop for insurance after health-care reform, Consumer Reports, 2/26/2010
Health Reform Subsidy Calculator, Kaiser Family Foundation, 4/28/2010
Insurance premium hikes pit health plans against states, American Medical News, 4/19/2010
Changes Coming To Insurance Plans, Kaiser Health News, 4/6/2010
Consumers Guide To Health Reform, Kaiser Health News, 3/22/2010
Health care Reform Bill Insurance Market Provisions Timeline (Adobe Acrobat PDF),America's Health Insurance Plans, 4/28/2010
Grandfathering of Health Insurance Coverage, National Association of Insurance Commissioners, 4/22/2010
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2009: Immediate Health Insurance Market Reforms (Adobe Acrobat PDF),National Association of Insurance Commissioners, 4/1/2010
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2009: Health Insurance Market Reforms (Adobe Acrobat PDF),National Association of Insurance Commissioners, 4/1/2010
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2009: Health Insurance Exchanges (Adobe Acrobat PDF),National Association of Insurance Commissioners, 4/1/2010
Health care law will alter high-risk pool, but just how hasn't been worked out, The Seattle Times, 4/17/2010
Timeline for Health Care Reform Implementation: Health Insurance Provisions (Adobe Acrobat PDF),The Commonwealth Fund, 4/1/2010

Photos

Diane Rowland, executive vice president of the Kaiser Family Foundation, co-moderated the April 30 briefing on health reform and private coverage, cosponsored by the foundation. Click on the arrow above, then click "Join Webcast" to see the full webcast, with synchronized PowerPoint slides.

Gary Claxton, vice president of the Kaiser Family Foundation, highlighted provisions of the health reform law affecting private health coverage this year and in 2014 at the April 30 briefing cosponsored by the foundation. Click on the arrow above, then click "Join Webcast" to see the full webcast with synchronized PowerPoint slides.

Christopher Koller, health insurance commissioner of Rhode Island, offered a checklist for states implementing health reform at the April 30 briefing cosponsored by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Click on the arrow above, then click "Join Webcast" to see the full webcast with synchronized PowerPoint slides.

Scott Keefer of America's Health Insurance Plans described near-term and long-term effects of health reform on the private insurance market at the April 30 briefing cosponsored by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Click on the arrow above, then click "Join Webcast" to see the full webcast with synchronized PowerPoint slides.

 

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