AUDIO RECORDING OF: Health Experts Host Teleconference on How the American Health Care Act Would Impact Older Adults

Media Briefing Recording Details Impacts of
Republican ACA Repeal Proposals in Layman’s Terms

(Boston, MA and Washington, DC) -- On Thursday, March 23, 2017, Community Catalyst hosted a media teleconference featuring health care experts and consumers discussing the potential impact of the House GOP plan on older Americans, specifically: individuals who receive tax credits under ACA Marketplace plans; individuals on Medicaid who receive coverage for long-term care; and individuals on Medicare.

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Call participants included:

Carol Regan, Senior Advisor, Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation at Community Catalyst

Stacy Sanders, Federal Policy Director, Medicare Rights Center

David Lipschutz, Senior Policy Attorney, Center for Medicare Advocacy

Lezrette Hutchinson, a Bronx, New York resident with a chronic health condition who is able to live a very full life thanks to home health care and non-emergency transportation services she receives through Medicaid.

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 About Community Catalyst

Community Catalyst is a national, non-profit consumer advocacy organization founded in 1998 with the belief that affordable, quality health care should be accessible to everyone. We work in partnership with national, state and local organizations, policymakers, and philanthropic foundations to ensure consumer interests are represented wherever important decisions about health and the health system are made: in communities, courtrooms, statehouses and on Capitol Hill. For more information, visit www.communitycatalyst.org. Read our blog at: http://blog.communitycatalyst.org. Follow us on Twitter @healthpolicyhub.

About the Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation

The Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation at Community Catalyst is a hub devoted to teaching, learning and sharing knowledge to bring the consumer experience to the forefront of health innovation in order to deliver better care, better value and better health for every community, particularly vulnerable and historically underserved populations. The Center’s work is supported through investments in state and local advocacy, leadership development, research and evaluation, and consultative services to delivery systems and health plans. Visit healthinnovation.org or follow us on Twitter @CCEHI to learn more.

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