142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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ACA Implementation and the Latino Community: A National Perspective

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 : 2:50 PM - 3:10 PM

Stephen T. Lopez, MPP, MPH , Office of Research, Advocacy, and Legislation, National Council of La Raza (NCLR), Washington, DC
This presentation will provide a national overview of the outreach and enrollment environment Latino consumers experienced during the first open enrollment period. Particular attention will be given to vulnerable populations, including low-income, Limited English Proficient, and mixed-status family consumers. Topics addressed will include the barriers consumers faced and efforts to address them; smart practices for Latino outreach and enrollment; and issues on the horizon as the next open enrollment period nears.

Learning Areas:

Provision of health care to the public
Public health administration or related administration
Public health or related education
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines

Learning Objectives:
Describe the outreach and enrollment environment faced by Latino consumers across the country. Identify some of the outreach and enrollment barriers Latino consumers experienced and efforts to address them. Discuss issues to be aware of as the next open enrollment period nears.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: As NCLR's Senior Heath Policy Analyst, I have lead the organization's ACA implementation work. Working with our Affiliate network, I have been engaged in implementation efforts in both State Based and Federally Facilitated Marketplace states. Through administrative advocacy efforts with the White House Domestic Policy Council, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and U.S. Department of Treasury, I have worked to resolve some of the more complex enrollment challenges facing Latino and immigrant consumers.
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.