142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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How Will Health Care Reform Affect the Safety Net?

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Monday, November 17, 2014: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
This workshop will examine how healthcare reform has affected and will affect the safety net. Even as people gain coverage, providers express concern that subsidies to help cover the costs of caring for low-income, uninsured people and current Medi-Cal enrollees could decline more than the increase of Medi-Cal revenues from newly covered patients. Speakers will discuss how safety net providers, including community clinics, are addressing financial viability, provider capacity and health workforce shortages.
Session Objectives: Assess the readiness of community health centers as a core part of the healthcare safety net: A view of L.A. Clinics Discuss the implications that provider capacity and workforce shortages have on the safety net.


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Organized by: Health Equity and Public Hospitals Caucus
Endorsed by: Ethics, Public Health Nursing, Socialist Caucus, Black Caucus of Health Workers, Community Health Planning and Policy Development, Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)