Online Program

Affordable care act and children and youth with special health care needs: Opportunities and challenges

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 : 2:55 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Meg Comeau, MHA, The Catalyst Center: Improving Financing of Care for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA
This presentation will cover the projected impact of the ACA – to date and post full implementation -- on children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN). The opportunities under the ACA for CYSHCN as well as those areas in which CYSHCN and their families may experience gaps in coverage, benefits, and provider access and availability will be addressed. Finally, this presentation will provide recommendations for MCH professionals on the key areas in need of monitoring and involvement.

Learning Areas:

Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Demonstrate knowledge of the consumer protections provisions in the ACA and their impact on CYSHCN. Discuss the role of MCH professionals in monitoring, reporting and improving access to coverage and care through the ACA.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: For the past8 years I have been the project director of a federally funded research and technical assistance center focused on improving coverage and financing care for children with special health care needs. Our work is nationally recognized as providing expert policy analysis on the Affordable Care Act and CSHCN
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.