This grant will allow Health Affairs, one of the leading health policy journals in the country, to bring together a wide range of policy-makers, health policy analysts, and other prominent speakers for a one-day conference to address implications of the Supreme Court's decision on the Affordable Care Act. This funding will also allow the journal to produce a series of rapidly produced follow-on articles based on the conference. The Affordable Care Act, signed into law in March 2010 and largely upheld by the Supreme Court provides an opportunity to: (1) increase the number of people in the United States who will have health coverage, (2) improve public health systems, and (3) move the health care system towards providing higher-value care. The Court's decision to uphold the law but make the expansion of Medicaid optional for states has far-reaching implications, and Health Affairs is well positioned to bring together leading experts to analyze the path forward. Deliverables for this project include: (1) a one-day conference on the subject of moving forward after the Supreme Court decision, and (2) a series of articles based on the conference, which will be published in Health Affairs.
Amount Awarded $50,000.00
Awarded on: 12/20/2012
Time frame: 6/15/2012 - 2/14/2013
Grant Number: 70348