Online Program

Affordable Care Act: Filling the Gaps for Farmworkers and Their Families

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 : 2:30 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.

Carlos A. Ugarte, MSPH, Farmworker Justice, Washington, DC
Alexis Guild, Farmworker Justice, Washington, DC, DC
While the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was designed to expand health coverage to millions of individuals, increase benefits and lower costs for consumers, provide new funding for public health and prevention, bolster health care and public health workforce and infrastructure, and foster innovation and quality in the health care system, millions of others, who are in high need and high risk situations, will not benefit from this historic reform to the nation's health law. This presentation will review the realities of these “remaining uninsured” in farmworker communities, and present the challenges of providing access to primary care and preventive health care services for undocumented persons.

Learning Areas:

Diversity and culture
Ethics, professional and legal requirements
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Provision of health care to the public
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines

Learning Objectives:
Discuss the role of the health and health care “safety net” in providing access to health services for immigrant populations, especially farmworkers and their families, which are not eligible for the ACA.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the Migrant Health Policy Analyst at Farmworker Justice (FJ) and lead activities relating to the Affordable Care Act at FJ.
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.