Tri-Cities TN/VA: Scattered clouds, fog, 60.8 °F
Learning Resource Center, Meharry Medical College 1005 Dr. D.B. Todd, Jr. Blvd Nashville, TN 37208
Featured speakers & presenters:
- Wendell Potter, Former Communication Director for Corporate America and author of "Deadly Spin"
- Anton Gunn, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Regional Director
- Claire McAndrew, Health Policy Analyst for Families USA
- Dave Chandra, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
- Janet King , eHealth Director for Middle Tennessee
- Brian Haile, TN Department of Finance and Administration, Director, Insurance Exchange Planning Initiative
Chris Coleman, TN Justice Center, Staff Attorney, Constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act.
Registration: $20 per person or $30 per couple - Registration includes continental breakfast, lunch, & all materials. Scholarships are available upon request. Register here: http://thcc2.givezooks.com/events/thcc-s-22nd-annual-conference Sponsorships are at different levels: Help support this event with your name, logo, and commitment to provide high quality health care for all Tennesseans. If you wish to become a sponsor, please visit this page: http://thcc2.givezooks.com/events/thcc-s-22nd-annual-conference ----- THCC's Annual Conference is the largest gathering of health care advocates in the state. Even though we have jumped the hurdle of passing health care reform at the federal level, there is still a lot of confusion & misinformation as to what is actually in the law, who is affected, and when these changes take place. At this year's Annual Conference, you will learn exactly how the new health care law affects you & your family. You can use this information when talking to friends, family, neighbors, & legislators about the benefits of the new law. Also, the responsibility has been passed to the states for implementation of the Affordable Care Act. First at stake is the design and implementation of the State Insurance Exchanges, a state-based marketplace that will be used for individuals & small-businesses to purchase health insurance. There is a lot of flexibility in how states may design these marketplaces, & what the state legislators choose to do over the next year will shape the private & small-group insurance market for years to come. You need to be well-informed as to the choices the state has and how you can communicate what's best for Tennesseans with those making these decisions, your state legislators.