151.0 MCH and health reform after the supreme court decision: Towards 2014 and beyond

Sunday, October 28, 2012: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Business Meeting
The recent Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act has significant implications for maternal and child health populations. While the ruling upheld the ACA, it also declared the state penalty for the Medicaid expansion provision of the ACA unconstitutional thereby giving the authority to states for expanding Medicaid to uninsured adults under 138% of the Federal Poverty Level. This Town Hall session will discuss the implications of the ruling for MCH populations, particularly for uninsured women of reproductive age. It will also explore some of the key opportunities presented by the ACA and other national initiatives to improve women and infant health with a special focus on maternity care homes.

Welcoming Remarks
Dipti Singh, JD, Staff Attorney, National Health Law Program
Usha R. Ranji, M.S., Associate Director, Women's Health Policy & KaiserEDU.org, Kaiser Family Foundation
Lois Uttley, MPP, Raising Women's Voices
Concluding Remarks

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Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by: APHA-Committee on Women's Rights