Health Exchange Coalition Breakfast – Thursday May 3, 2012

Join us to discuss the Affordable Care Act and the Role of Community Health Centers.

Community Health Centers are a vital component of the health care delivery system in Mississippi. In 2010, more than 314,000 patients received services at the 21 Community Health Centers (CHCs) in the state. Forty percent of these patients were uninsured and 30% were on Medicaid. These numbers will increase exponentially with the implementation of the ACA. What impact will that growth have on safety-net providers such as Community Health Centers? What are the latest regulations issued by DHHS? How should Medicaid/Exchange interact? What are provider networks? What are the essential health benefits? Who can be a navigator and what will his/her role be?

Join us for the answers to these questions and to discuss your interests and/or concerns regarding the ACA and CHCs.

Presenter: Robert Kidney, Assistant Director of State Affairs National Association of Community Health Centers

When: Thursday, May 3, 2012 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Where: Old Capitol Inn, Jackson, Mississippi

The event is open to the public, but seating is limited. To reserve your place, contact Kim Robinson at krobinson@childrensdefense.org or 601-321-1966.

Sponsored by the Coalition to Implement the ACA in Mississippi. The Coalition is comprised of children, disability, human rights, human services, health education, health advocacy and public health organizations, as well as individuals. The Coalition recognizes that the ACA provides Mississippi with a unique opportunity to reduce the number of underinsured and uninsured children and adults in the state by expanding the number of individuals eligible for Medicaid and by creating a health insurance exchange. The ACA also provides the state with an opportunity to improve quality by investing in preventive health services.