The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA for short) federal healthcare reform passed in 2010 offers states many opportunities to reduce racial, gender, and geographic inequities in health, create jobs, and increase the citizen voice in the health care access. But the law is still being written, because many key decisions are left up to states.
The ACA created a new role called "Navigators" whose job will be to help people purchase insurance on the Health Care Exchanges that are currently being set up by states. This role could be a great opportunity for jobs, and to increase access to health care for communities of color, low-income, and rural communities that have the least access to the current system and would likely have the least access to the web-based health care exchange. But without community voices, Navigators could be defined in a way that benefits insurance brokers and the insurance industry, and not our communities.
What: A presentation and discussion about Navigators: Jobs and Health Care for Minnesota Communities
When: Tuesday, August 30th 2-3:30 pm
Where: 2525 Franklin Ave. E., Suite 200, Minneapolis 55406 (Alliance for Metropolitan Stability)
If you have questions or to RSVP, please contact Sarah Greenfield at 651-379-0751 or firstname.lastname@example.org.