Breaking Down the Rankings Model: Improving Access to Health Care
While we know that health is more than health care, access to health care continues to be an important component in community health. Health insurance is a key part of ensuring access to care. Nationally, over 47 million nonelderly were uninsured in 2012. But how will the Affordable Care Act improve access to health care and help to improve community health? On Thursday, November 14, 2013, Judy Solomon, Vice President of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, will discuss why access to health care is important to population health, the impact of the Affordable Care Act on access to health care, and the future of improving access to care throughout the nation. Judy Soloman is Vice President for Healthy Policy at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, where she focuses on Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program and issues related to the implementation of health reform, particularly policies to make coverage available and affordable for low-income people and their families. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is one of the nation’s premier policy organizations working at the federal and state levels on fiscal policy and public programs that affect low- and moderate-income families and individuals. Join us to learn more about how we can continue to improve access in communities throughout the nation.