Learn more about Affordable Care Act through interactive panel today

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine students and campuswide partners have joined together to present an interactive panel session on the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The panel will take place Tuesday, Feb. 11, at noon in the School of Medicine, Room E301 and is open to all members of the campus community. Attendees will learn what the ACA is, what it means for people they know and what’s going on in Cleveland.

Offered by students of the Urban Health Pathway Program and the Family Medicine Interest Group, the session will leave attendees with a working knowledge of the ACA and ways to apply that knowledge to benefit their clients and patients.

Panelists during the session will present a 360-degree view of the ACA including:

  • “The Big Picture” – Arthur Lavin, associate clinical professor of pediatrics and Cleveland representative of Doctors for America
  • “Medicaid Expansion: How it Fits” – Loren Anthes, government relations, The MetroHealth System
  • “The Lay of the Land in Cleveland” – Sarah Hackenbracht, executive director, Cuyahoga Health Access Partnership
  • “Young Invincibles & the ACA” – David Bransfield, state outreach coordinator, Young Invincibles

As medical student Torrey Byrd observed: “The ACA is changing the way people access health care. All of us will be responsible in some way for helping people navigate these changes in the health care system. How can we do that if we don’t first understand them ourselves?”

An interactive workshop follows for those who want to learn more specifics about guiding people toward ACA enrollment.

Support for these sessions has been provided by CWRU’s Weatherhead Institute for Family Medicine and Community Health.