Posted on April 12, 2017, BY Staff

The initial legislative attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) was not successful, but there are still many ways in which the Affordable Care Act can be affected by Congress and the president, including additional legislation and changing regulations and enforcement. Health policy experts Jack Hoadley '72 and Beth Fuchs will discuss the future of health policy and insurance markets at 7 p.m. on April 20 in room 108 of the Academic West building (view campus map).

Hoadley is a health policy researcher with more than 30 years of experience. As a research professor in Georgetown University's Health Policy Institute, he conducts research projects on health financing topics, including prescription drug issues and the Medicare Part D drug benefit. Other recent projects have focused on consumer protections around balance billing, insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act, and the impact of Medicaid managed care on health care delivery. Hoadley was reappointed in 2015 to a second three-year term on the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), which makes recommendations to. Congress. Prior to arriving at Georgetown in 2002, he held staff positions at the Department of Health and Human Services, MedPAC, the Physician Payment Review Commission and the National Health Policy Forum.

Fuchs became a principal at Health Policy Alternatives, a Washington, D.C.-based consulting firm, in 1998. She specializes in health-care reform, including the Affordable Care Act and Republican alternatives, Medicare, prescription drug issues, private health insurance and other issues related to federal health policy. Before joining HPA, she was a specialist in health policy at the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress. Her areas of specialization included private health insurance, regulation of managed care, employee health benefits, Medicare and health systems reform. She also had extensive involvement in major legislation, including numerous budget reconciliation bills and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. She previously served as a professional staff member for the Senate Special Committee on Aging and as a legislative assistant for a member of the House of Representatives. She was awarded an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellowship in 1981 and taught political science and public policy at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

This event is sponsored by the Bucknell Institute for Public Policy



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