In March 2010, President Obama signed into law the most sweeping social policy legislation passed by Congress in decades – the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Three years later, a majority of the American public still remains unfamiliar with many of the provisions under the law. There are many aspects of the ACA that are inter-connected. For example, the premium subsidies for health insurance – which are intended to help low- to middle-income Americans purchase health care coverage – are delivered through the new health insurance Exchanges. The ACA also contains a new “employer mandate” penalty tax that is only triggered if an employee of an employer with 50 or more full-time equivalent employees purchases insurance through an Exchange and accesses a subsidy.
But what is an Exchange? Who can qualify for a premium subsidy? And how does the employer mandate actually work? In addition, how will the new insurance reforms under the ACA impact the cost of health care coverage, and what will this mean for the sustainability of the Exchanges and the amount of government spending that can be devoted to the payment of the premium subsidies?
This session will connect the dots on health care reform, with a specific emphasis on how the ACA will impact associations.
Come hear Congressman Bart Stupak and Christopher Condeluci – who both participated in the drafting of the ACA – as they share their knowledge of the inner workings of the law and provide insight on the underlying policies that drove health care reform.
Congressman Stupak and Mr. Condeluci are also keynote speakers at the opening general session of the conference.