Nick Tate, author of Obamacare: Survival Guide
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Learn the latest on health insurance and Obamacare at our new event!
10:15AM - 11:45AM MSU Extension Service will provide a workshop on how to calculate individual health insurance needs.
Recent healthcare reform legislation means millions of Americans have more health insurance options than ever before. Yet research shows that many people are uncomfortable, overwhelmed and intimidated when it comes to understanding the Affordable Care Act, making important decisions about purchasing and using health insurance. Participants will learn how to analyze what they need and want from healthcare providers, compare plans, calculate how health insurance will affect their household budget and, ultimately, apply the information and knowledge gained to make a smart choice about purchasing health insurance and utilizing health care systems. A consumer workbook will be provided.
NOON - 12:20PM LEC Plated Lunch
12:20PM - 1:20PM LEC keynote speaker: Nick Tate, author of ObamaCare: Survival Guide
This speech is an overview of how the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will lead to major changes in the way consumers, small businesses and large firms plan, choose and pay for healthcare and insurance.
- The Truth About Obamacare : An examination of five myths and misconceptions — and a similar number of truths — about the healthcare reform law, explored through a series of true-false statements.
- Costs and Benefits: A brief accounting of who will gain new benefits and consumer protections under Obamacare , what they will cost and who will foot the bill for implementing them.
- Impacts on Consumers, Small Businesses, Corporate America: A closer look at the “Individual Mandate,” Affordable Healthcare Exchanges, tax benefits for small businesses that offer health
benefits and new penalties on companies with 50 or more employees that don’t cover workers’ insurance costs.
- Pushing Prevention to Fix Problems in Healthcare : An analysis of how Obamacare promotes prevention programs and new primary-care models to cut costs, boost quality, and address the deeper problems in the U.S. healthcare system — including barriers to access, soaring insurance premiums, and wasteful medical practices.
- Where We Go From Here: A few closing thoughts on what lies ahead and the challenges of planning for an uncertain future, followed by Q&A.
Tickets can be purchased on our website:CLEARY.EDU /TICKETS