How might Obamacare change in 2017?

How might Obamacare change in 2017?

The Affordable Care Act was signed into law in 2010. Since then, the nation has witnessed the introduction of the Health Insurance Marketplace with generous premium subsidies for many low-income Americans, the expansion of the Medicaid program in most states, and dramatic changes in reimbursement policies for health care providers treating Medicare patients. Health care experts, Republicans and Democrats all want modifications to the law, but they strongly disagree on what changes should be made. With a new president taking office in 2017, change is inevitable. At this event, Vivian Ho, director of the Baker Institute Center for Health and Biosciences, discussed the current status of the U.S. health care system under Obamacare, then considered what modifications might be expected under a new Democratic or Republican administration.

Lunch will be provided.

The cost of attendance for the general public is $50. Health Policy Forum and Roundtable members receive complimentary admission.

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Welcome and Introduction

Santiago Caraballo
Senior Vice President, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Featured Speaker

How Might Obamacare Change in 2017?
Vivian Ho, Ph.D.

James A. Baker III Chair in Health Economics and Director, Center for Health and Biosciences, Baker Institute; Professor, Department of Economics, Rice University; Professor, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine


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Fri, June 3, 2016
noon - 1:30 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central


James A. Baker III Hall, Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston, Texas 77005

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