Health Reform

ACA and Healthcare Reform - Affordable Care Act

Lecture on the ACA and healthcare reform.
Presenter: Grant Lasson,  Randy Olson, Wayne Imbrescia
Affiliation: University of Utah

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Health Care Reform Webinar

Covered in this video: - New Administration: -- In the News: Berkshire Hathaway/Amazon/JPMorganChase -- Health insurance stocks down after the announcement. The three entities are creating a group and they intend to self-insure their US employees. Potential PBM savings. Most likely fully self-insured. What does this model mean to the current marketplace. -- PA Congressional Districts Maps: PA Supreme Court struck down the “new” maps and requires lawmakers to draw up new maps by 2-9 and Gov. Wolfe to approve by 2-15.

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Medicaid expansion linked with better more timely surgical care

The Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion was linked to better access to surgery and higher quality surgical care, according to a new study from Harvard T.H.

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Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, And J.P. Morgan To Partner On Health Care

CNBC's Becky Quick reports Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and J.P. Morgan Chase announcing they will partner on U.S. employee health care.

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Health Care Reform Webinar January 18, 2018

Covered in this video:

  • New Administration:
  • Association Health Plan EO: Possible changes to ERISA to allow sole-props, small employers, etc. to band together to form a LARGE employer group. This will be met with legal challenges. States will still have final say in adopting any new changes.
  • Within the Funding Bill??: Delay of Medical Device Tax (2.3%) which was not enforced in 2016 or 2017 but is back in effect 2018; Two Year Delay of the Cadillac Tax; Elimination/Delay of 2 years of the Health Insurance Tax (approximately a 2.7% increase in premiums is affiliated with this Tax); AND…..Six year CHIP funding!
  • January 24th at URL: The Advantages to Reference Based Pricing w/Starmark (11:30 start for this Lunch & Learn Seminar)
  • National General STM: Enrollees must verify subsequent policies at
  • Orion Program: Life Markets, Medicare Offerings, Annuity Solutions!
  • THANK YOU for your partnership and your business!
  • Open Forum
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The Future Of Healthcare | Mike Walsh | Health Facilities Innovation Forum

What does the future of healthcare look like in the near horizon...and how will this impact the planning, design and operations of the facilities that deliver care? Futurist and innovation expert Mike Walsh shares his insights in this Keynote talk at the Health Facilities Innovation Forum.

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Hatch Speaks on Senate Floor on CHIP Extension, Obamacare Tax Delays

"First, the House bill would extend funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program for six years, which is the longest extension since the creation of the program. As I’m sure you know, Mr. President, I am the original author of the CHIP program. Twenty years ago, Senator Ted Kennedy joined with me to draft the original CHIP legislation and to move it through Congress on a bipartisan basis. I have maintained my commitment to this program for the past two decades, even during times when others sought to change it dramatically from its original purpose. "

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William Tierney, MD, discusses "How We Pay for Healthcare Is the Problem"

The Research Medical Library, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center presents a series of interviews from: Beyond Resiliency Training: Organizational Strategies to Alleviate Burnout and Increase Wellness in Academic Medicine. A symposium sponsored by the University of Texas System.

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A New Model for Affordable & Accessible Healthcare | Paul Thomas | TEDxDetroit

Doctors have forgotten what it means to take care of their patients. The status quo for primary care is harming our national economy and our individual people. But a group of courageous doctors are on a mission to save the profession and change health care for the better. Dr Paul Thomas is a Family Medicine doctor in Detroit, delivering affordable, accessible health care in a neighborhood with no other primary care doctors. Completed medical school at Wayne State and residency at Oakwood. On a mission to revolutionize our health care delivery system, one patient at a time.

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Health Care Disparities and Vulnerable Patients

Medical research over the last two decades has clearly documented that people of lower socioeconomic status and from minority racial and ethnic backgrounds have worse health, worse access to medical care and often receive a lower standard of health care. Dr. Dean Schillinger and Dr. Alicia Fernandez explore the challenges and successes of caring for vulnerable populations. Series: "UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine presents Mini Medical School for the Public" 

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