274596 Affordable Care Act and the Supreme Court: Impacting male health

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 : 10:30 AM - 10:50 AM

Scott Thomas Williams, MPA , Men's Health Network, Washington, DC
The recent Supreme Court decision upheld The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), which was passed into law in March 2010. Implementation of various provisions within the law will impact the health and well-being of men, boys, and their families, including: essential health benefits, Medicaid expansion, Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), dual eligibles, etc. Additionally, the tough decisions looming in the upcoming Congressional lame duck session will also impact male health moving forward. The United States Congress, through PPACA, authorized the establishment of an Office of Indian Men's Health within the Indian Health Service, such an office has not yet been established. There has been a lack of coordinated government effort to reach out to men and boys and engage them in the healthcare system in the United States. To date, no preventative services package for men and boys has been adopted, similar to the one enacted for women and girls. This session will also address the United States Preventive Services Task Force's (USPSTF's) recent decisions impacting male health and recent efforts to reform the process. This discussion will serve as a platform to discuss next steps toward a more comprehensive government effort within the framework of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, one that will aim to better the health and well-being of America's men, boys, and their families.

Learning Areas:
Provision of health care to the public
Public health administration or related administration
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
- Evaluate the current state of the Affordable Care Act post the Supreme Court decision - Analyze health policy priorities impacting male health in 2012 and beyond - Discuss next steps in healthcare for men, boys, and families post the Supreme Court decision.

Keywords: Health Reform, Policy/Policy Development

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Scott Williams is currently Vice President of Menís Health Network (MHN), a Washington, DC based national non-profit organization. Scott is actively sought out as a speaker on menís health issues by the media, policymakers, public health professionals, physician key thought leaders, and others. Scott is a peer reviewer and contributing author to the American Journal of Menís Health, a SAGE Publication. He founded the Menís Health Caucus within the American Public Health Association.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.