Lunch-hour discussions about health care reform are proving to be the perfect vehicle for advocates and interested citizens to learn about the Affordable Care Act – issue by issue.
12 Lunch Hours to Master the Affordable Care Act features experts who explain elements of the Affordable Care Act and answer questions.
Participants in previous discussions say they are a great way to look at the Affordable Care Act in small bites and learn from experts.
The discussions are open to anyone interested in learning about the Affordable Care Act and how to make sure Minnesota makes health care reform decisions that are in the best interests of their communities.
The next discussion is Thursday, October 18. Elaine Cunningham of the Children’s Defense Fund-Minnesota will talk about fair financing for the state’s health insurance exchange, a critical element of the Affordable Care Act.
Future discussions include:
- Rethinking how to pay for health care
- Creating a consumer-friendly exchange
- Catching those who slip through the cracks
- Encouraging employer-sponsored health insurance
- Meeting the needs of the disabled
- Expanding Medicaid in Minnesota
- Ensuring a consumer-friendly experience
- Ensuring access to mental health benefits.
If you’re interested in participating in future discussions, or if you’d like to see presentations from previous discussions, visit our website and join the conversation!