In 2012, the Texas Health Institute received support from The California Endowment, W.K. Kellogg Foundation and Kaiser Permanente to monitor and analyze the implementation status and progress of over 60 provisions in ACA specific to race, ethnicity and language as well as broader provisions with significant implications for diverse populations. Through a mixed-qualitative approach involving a review of literature, in-depth program and policy analysis and interviews, for each provision we are tracking funding, timeline, federal agency roles and responsibilities, issuance of federal rules, creation of taskforces and advisory groups, funding opportunity announcements, as well as related national, state and local guidance, programs, lessons learned and barriers to implementation.
This presentation will provide attendees with an in-depth understanding of where we are in the implementation of ACA’s provisions for diverse communities. It will highlight, in particular, opportunities, challenges and crucial next steps for achieving racial/ethnic equity objectives of ACA following outcomes from the U.S. Supreme Court decisions and 2012 presidential elections. Attendees will obtain a knowledge base to fully take advantage of new programs and funding opportunities and advocate for implementation where legislative efforts fall short.
Presentation Information:Program: Special Session (Main Conference)
Primary Category: Policy
Subtopics: Health reform/health systems innovations, Implementation of ACA, Implementing disparity reduction programs
Region Addressed by Presentation: National
Organization: Non-Profit Organization/Association