A Look Behind the Curtain: Health Care Reform and the Path to Equity

This joint HPOE and Disparities Solutions Center at Massachusetts General Hospital webinar discusses the back story of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), shedding light on the creation and implementation of one of the most sweeping equalizers in the history of American health care. This webinar reviews the health equity movement and how the health care reform law became the most inclusive law ever passed by Congress, not only in terms of content but in terms of process.

This joint HPOE and Disparities Solutions Center at Massachusetts General Hospital webinar discusses the back story of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), shedding light on the creation and implementation of one of the most sweeping equalizers in the history of American health care. This webinar reviews the health equity movement and how the health care reform law became the most inclusive law ever passed by Congress, not only in terms of content but in terms of process.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the health equity movement in the U.S. and the impact of the Affordable Care Act on reducing disparities in health care
  • Describe national health policy efforts to achieve equity for marginalized populations

Presenters:

  • Moderator: Joseph R. Betancourt, MD, MPH, director, The Disparities Solutions Center, senior scientist, The Mongan Institute for Health Policy, director of multicultural education, Center for Diversity and Inclusion, Massachusetts General Hospital, associate professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Daniel E. Dawes, executive director of government affairs and health policy, Morehouse School of Medicine, lecturer of health law and policy, Satcher Health Leadership Institute, author of 150 Years of ObamaCare

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