The Affordable Care Act includes consumer protections designed to improve the accessibility, adequacy, and affordability of private health insurance. While the law is federal, states are the primary regulators of insurance and many will need to pass their own laws or issue regulations to ensure residents benefit from these protections.
So far, however, only one state has passed new legislation on all of the protections designed to go into effect in 2014, while an additional 10 states and the District of Columbia have passed new legislation, or issued a new regulation, on at least one protection. A free 90-minute webinar cosponsored by the Progressive States Network draws on a Commonwealth Fund brief that examines state action on these protections.
What: What States Need to Do to Enforce the ACA's Health Insurance Protections: A Webinar
When: Tuesday, March 12, at 1 p.m., E.T.
- Panelists: Coauthors Katie Keith, J.D., M.P.H., and Kevin W. Lucia, J.D., M.H.P., of the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute's Center on Health Insurance Reforms
- Panelist: Mary Ellen Breault of the Connecticut Insurance Department
- Panelist: Teresa Miller of the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
- Reactor: Washington State Senator Karen Keiser
- Reactor: New York State Assemblyman Richard N. Gottfried
The webinar recording is available here: http://cc.readytalk.com/play?id=en8ifa.