Broadcast date: 1/11/2018
On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed comprehensive health reform, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), into law. Most experts would agree that the ACA has increased the availability of health insurance to the American people, as well as their access to care. When President Obama took office in 2009, more than 50 million Americans were uninsured, or nearly 17 percent of the population. Since the implementation of the ACA, the latest numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau show the nation’s uninsured rate has dropped to 8.8 percent.
And yet, the ACA is not without its issues. Join Fred Munroe as he speaks with guests about progress and challenges of the Affordable Care Act. They will discuss how healthcare delivery has changed under the Affordable Care Act, the consequences of recent changes made at the federal level, what California residents need to know about current open enrollment and what healthcare may look like in California in the near future. His guests for the conversation will be Frederick Aguilera, ACA Program Coordinator, Community Health Centers of the Central Coast (CHC), Joel Diringer, Principal, Diringer and Associates, and Susan Funk, President of the Kailos Group, Inc.
Central Coast Voices is sponsored by ACTION for Healthy Communities in collaboration with KCBX and made possible through underwriting by Joan Gellert-Sargen.