On Friday, June 20, Chicago associate Fatema Zanzi presented The Affordable Care Act in 2014 – Issues and Implications for your Clients at the South Asian Bar Association’s 11th Annual Convention with Anup Malani from the University of Chicago, Rahul Rajkumar, M.D. from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, and Michael J. Randall from Advocate Health Care.
2014 is a pivotal year for health care reform implementation, bringing changes that will impact a wide variety of organizations across industries. This panel addressed the status of key provisions of the Affordable Care Act including the state and Federal health insurance exchanges, the delay of the employer mandate, and Medicaid expansion. The stated goal of the ACA is to give more Americans access to affordable and quality health insurance and to reduce the growth in health care spending in the United States. This session reflected on the success of the ACA thus far in meeting this goal, and how the law will continue to drive changes in the future.