Last week brought good news in the fight to protect the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), but we fully expect to see further attacks on this legislation in the future. In fact, discussions are already brewing. Because the American Health Care Act (AHCA) provided insight into Republican plans to unwind the ACA and to radically restructure Medicaid, we decided to take a closer look.
Consumer Health First hosted a webinar entitled "ACA vs AHCA - The Potential Impact in Maryland." The webinar reviewed the impact that the AHCA or similar legislation could have here in Maryland. In addition, it explored what steps could be taken to weaken the ACA through administrative actions.
We are grateful to our webinar presenters for sharing their expertise:
- Jeananne Sciabarra, Executive Director, Consumer Health First
- Ellen Weber, Professor of Law and Director of the University of Maryland Carey School of Law Drug Policy Clinic
- Joanna Diamond, Vice President of External Relations, Planned Parenthood of Maryland
- Ben Turner, Program Director, Primary Care Coalition of Montgomery County