There has been much talk in the news over the past several months about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and what its implementation will mean for Americans. Women will be particularly affected by these changes because they are the biggest consumers of health care and comprise the largest share of the uninsured. In addition, the reproductive health care services that are critical to the well-being of women and families are at the center of some of the most heated public debates about health care reform.
Join us for an in-depth discussion about the coming changes, current controversies, and philanthropic and advocacy initiatives aimed at ensuring that these reforms fulfill the ACA’s promise to make affordable quality health care a reality for millions of Americans.
- The ACA's potential to expand access to all health care, including reproductive health care, for many currently uninsured people
- Philanthropic and advocacy initiatives to maximize that potential
- Federal and state requirements regarding basic health care services that must be covered
- To what extent, and how, abortion care can be covered (state debates and advocacy strategies)
- Contraceptive coverage requirement and religious exemptions
- Electronic records and privacy issue
- Elisabeth Benjamin, Vice President, Health Initiatives, Community Service Society of New York
- Corinne Carey, Assistant Legislative Director, New York Civil Liberties Union
- Lois Uttley, Co-Founder, Raising Women’s Voices; Director, MergerWatch
- Laura Wolff (Moderator), Acting Executive Director, Robert Sterling Clark Foundation