Medicaid Expansions & Personal Finance Webinar

Date(s) - 02/09/2017
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Rosenfeld Conference Room (Room 306) – Sheps Center

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AcademyHealth Three-Part Webinar Series

With the future of the ACA uncertain, this webinar series seeks to examine various policies, regulations, and potential outcomes related to ACA implementation and how they could be amended to improve market stability and costs and outcomes for low-income populations. The series is funded as part of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s “Policy-Relevant Insurance Studies” (PRIS) program, which supports studies that address the macro and micro effects of policies related to health insurance.


Part 3: Medicaid Expansions & Personal Finance

This webinar will examine whether and how much ACA Medicaid expansions affect economic well-being and out-of-pocket spending, and discuss why this policy is important to debates.  Speakers will discuss a new study that utilized data from a major credit bureau and the U.S. Census Bureau’s Small Area Health Insurance Estimates to examine the impact of Medicaid expansion on economic well-being and will weigh in on the implications of potential new policies, such as Medicaid block grants, on personal finances.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how Medicaid expansion affects personal finance and why it matters
  • Learn about the implications of potential policy changes under the new administration and how they could affect the economic well-being of low-income populations


Date: Thursday February 9, 2017

Time: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET

Location: Rosenfeld Conference Room

Speakers: Kyle Caswell, PhD, Senior Research Associate – Health Policy Center, Urban Institute; Barbara Markham Smith, JD, Principal – Health Management Associates