What’s in There? An Ask-the-Experts Overview of the Health Reform Law

April 16, 2010

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 are now law. Whether you favored or opposed their enactment, a full understanding of the new laws is essential to further discussion of reform issues, including how implementation will be approached.

To answer your questions about the major provisions of these two laws, the Alliance for Health Reform and The Commonwealth Fund assembled a panel of well-qualified experts. Guiding us through the legislation at an April 16 luncheon briefing were: Neera Tanden of the Center for American Progress; Dean Rosen of Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti, Inc; and Sara Collins of The Commonwealth Fund. Karen Davis of Commonwealth and Ed Howard of the Alliance co-moderated.

A detailed timeline with implementation dates constructed by Commonwealth helped set the context for the discussion.

This was the first in our current series of events exploring the new health reform law.

Other events in the series:

April 16: What’s in There? Ask the Experts
April 23: The New Health Reform Law and Medicaid
April 30: The New Health Reform Law and Private Insurance
May 7: The New Health Reform Law and Medicare


Full Transcript (Adobe Acrobat PDF)

Speaker Presentations

Dean Rosen Presentation (PowerPoint)
Karen Davis Presentation (PowerPoint)
Sara Collins Presentation (PowerPoint)

Event Details

Agenda (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
Speaker Biographies (Adobe Acrobat PDF)

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