Media Advisory: Health Experts Host Teleconference on High-Risk Pools, A Staple of Republican Affordable Care Act Repeal Proposals

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

Health Experts Host Teleconference on High-Risk Pools, A Staple of Republican Affordable Care Act Repeal Proposals

Fourth in a Seven-Part Series of Media Briefings to Detail Impacts of Republican ACA Repeal Proposals in Layman’s Terms

Boston, MA and Washington, D.C. – In light of Republican efforts to push their repeal of the Affordable Care Act through Congress, Community Catalyst will host a teleconference from 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM (EST), Tuesday, March 14, 2017, featuring health care experts who will discuss Republican proposals to rely on high-risk pools to cover individuals with pre-existing conditions. Participating in the call will be: Michael Miller, strategic policy director, and Ashley Blackburn, senior policy analyst, Community Catalyst; Cheryl Parcham, director of Access Initiatives, Families USA; Sister Simone Campbell, SSS, executive director, NETWORK Lobby; and National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (participant being confirmed).

To participate, call: 888-299-7210; Conference ID#: 792825

This fourth in a seven-part series of teleconference will last 45 minutes, beginning with a 25-minute presentation, followed by 20 minutes of Q&A. 

Future calls will be held at 11:30 a.m. (EST) on the following days:

•   Thursday, March 16: The Problems with Continuous Coverage Provisions

•   Tuesday, March 21: Essential Health Benefits/Preventive Services

•   Thursday, March 23: Selling Across State lines

The goal of these teleconferences is to explain in layman's terms the impact of repealing the ACA, and the various replacement proposals currently being discussed, to journalists who may be unfamiliar with these ideas and how they could affect their readership or audiences.
These calls are being sponsored by the Protect Our Care Coalition. Different organizations within the coalition will be hosting and participating in these teleconferences. The final teleconference also marks the 7th Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act.

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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

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