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Sen. Democratic Appropriations Committee to Hold Public Discussion on the President’s New Health Care Reform PlanObamacare Could Cover 500,000 Uninsured and Create 285,000 Jobs The state Senate Democratic Appropriations Committee will hold a public discussion on the budgetary and economic impact of the Affordable Care Act, President Obama’s health care reform plan.
The round table discussion will be held TOMORROW, Thursday, Jan. 24 at noon in the Mayor's Reception Room (Room 202) at City Hall in Philadelphia, PA.
Under the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid expansion in Pennsylvania could:
- Infuse $4 billion federal dollars into Pennsylvania’s budget.
- Provide access to health insurance to a half a million Pennsylvanians.
- Create an estimated 285,000 jobs over 10 years.
- Unburden hospitals with $1 billion in uncompensated care costs.
- Reduce burden on counties who currently provide mental services to the uninsured.
Other confirmed participants include:
- Joanne Grossi - Regional Director, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
- Pam Clarke, VP of Managed Care And Finance, Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania
- Patrick Norton and Al Black from University of Pennsylvania Health System
- Mike Rosenstein- Pres., Managed Care Coalition
- Richard Weishaupt or Kristen Dama - Community Legal Services
- Ann Bacharach - Special Project Director, Pa. Health Law Project
- Dr. Don Schwarz - Commissioner, Phila. Health Dept/Deputy Mayor for Health and Opportunity
- Dr. Arthur Evans, Department of Behavioral Health
- Sharon Ward - Pa. Budget and Policy Center
- Antoinette Kraus - Pa. Health Access Network
Ali Kromley - SEIU
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