Defending ACA and Making Progress at the Same Time. Is Philanthropy Ready?

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 -
9:00am to 11:00am EST
Philanthropy New York, 1500 Broadway, 7th Floor, NYC
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What happens if Obamacare – the Affordable Care Act – is repealed? Will reforms stop in their tracks? Can we go backward and forward at the same time?

Take it from these insiders— there are some big changes coming down the pike that will have a huge impact on New York City, healthcare consumers across the nation and, significantly, the entire philanthropic sector.  David Sandman, President of the New York State Health Foundation, and James Tallon, President of the United Hospital Fund and additional national perspective by moderator Sherry Glied, Dean of NYU’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, will lead a discussion that will give PNY members an opportunity just four days after the inauguration to reflect on where we’re headed next and what the philanthropic sector should do to prepare. 

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A few years ago, PNY hosted a similar, highly popular program in which some of the major trends discussed were:

  • Insurance enrollment
  • Social service and healthcare integration and coordination
  • Payment system reforms
  • Community hospital sustainability
  • Technologies increasing patient engagement in their own care.

With ACA on the chopping block, will these issues still be front-and-center?  Will they be joined by these?

  • What would actually happen if ACA were repealed? What would be the immediate effects?
  • What can be done for immigrants and others falling through the insurance gaps anyway?
  • Payment system reform disruptions: Good or bad for which providers?
  • What’s next for public health approaches?
  • Can progress happen on behavioral health?
  • Will philanthropy come to understand what “patient-centered care” really means?
  • Can the U.S. get past its belief that it has the best system in the world and draw from successful models elsewhere?

Sandman, Tallon and Glied will keep the discussion focused on how these larger trends will be affecting the field of philanthropy. From community development to children, youth and family, this program will be of interest to local and national funders interested in how healthcare trends will impact government programs, nonprofits services and cross-sections of vulnerable communities.

  • The latest on what’s happening to defend ACA
  • Insights from leaders on what progress can be made with or without ACA
  • The role of philanthropy in public dialogue on healthcare


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All interested funders.


8:45 - 9:00 AM Check-in
9:00 - 11:00 AM Program

Registration is required by January 23rd

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