The Affordable Care Act in Texas: How's It Going So Far?
Monday, March 31, 2014 from 12:15 PM to 1:30 PM (CDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
How is implementation of the Affordable Care Act going in Texas? Come hear from a panel of experts on the front lines of the ACA rollout at this free lunchtime colloquium by the LBJ School's Center for Health and Social Policy (CHASP).
- Dr. Dennis Andrulis, Senior Research Scientist at the Texas Health Institute and Associate Professor at the UT School of Public Health
- Mr. Ken Flippin (MPAff 2007), Central Texas Regional Organizing Lead for Enroll America
- Dr. Sam Richardson, LBJ School Assistant Professor and Co-Director of the 2013-14 Policy Research Project on the Implementation of the ACA in Texas
- Dr. Carolyn Heinrich, Director of CHASP and Sid Richardson Chair of Public Affairs (moderator)
Topics the panel may explore include:
- How is implementation of the Affordable Care Act going in Texas overall?
- How is it comparing to implementation in other states? What is happening around the country that could offer models and best practices for us?
- What are certain populations of Texans experiencing, e.g. low-income workers, racial/ethnic minorities, Spanish-language speakers, women, unemployed and underemployed Texans, seniors, or others intentionally out of the workforce?
- Have there been unexpected (or expected!) problems with the rollout? What has been done to address these problems, and what else needs to happen?
- Have there been any unexpected positive phenomena related to implementation?
- How are the exchanges/marketplaces doing? How were Texans impacted by the problems with the federal website launch?
- What are the impacts of Texas leaders' decision to forgo Medicaid expansion with regards to ACA implementation?
- What are the prospects for future Medicaid expansion in Texas?
- Are there lessons here for the new Dell Medical School?
This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required for catering and communication purposes. Lunch will be provided to all those who registered.
We encourage the use of alternative transportation to get to the LBJ School. A number of Capital Metro bus routes have stops on the streets adjacent to the LBJ School (including the 10, 20, 21, 22, 37, and several UT shuttles), and four bicycle racks are available on the east side of the building. If you need to drive, paid car parking is also available in the Manor Garage to the south of Sid Richardson Hall ($6 for 1-2 hours).
Questions? Please contact Julie Montgomery, CHASP Senior Program Coordinator.
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Center for Health and Social Policy (CHASP) at the LBJ School
The Center for Health and Social Policy (CHASP) is the home of social policy at The University of Texas at Austin LBJ School of Public Affairs. It is comprised of a network of LBJ faculty, alumni, students, policymakers, and professionals who are passionate about tackling today’s most pressing social policy issues.
CHASP hosts multidisciplinary policy events and seminars; provides networking opportunities; and facilitates research partnerships that reach across and off campus.