As the Affordable Care Act (ACA) rolls out across the nation, many questions still loom large about its implications for patients, providers and employers. Transforming the healthcare system, which represents almost one fifth of the U.S. economy, is only just beginning with many variables in play. Go beyond the politics to better understand the policy with a nationally recognized expert on healthcare finance, J.B. Silvers, PhD. Silvers is the John R. Mannix Medical Mutual of Ohio Professor of Health Care Finance at Weatherhead.
- What does “affordable” mean?
- Will costs and rates continue to rise in the future?
- Who pays for what in the ACA, including subsidies and Medicaid?
- What does the ACA mean for businesses, suppliers and providers?
- What happens to the rest of us over the next 5 years?
Date: Thursday, February 20, 2014
Breakfast: 7:30 a.m.
Program 8:00 a.m.
Location: George S. Dively Building 11240 Bellflower Road
Cleveland, OH 44106 Cost: $25 per person includes breakfast and parking
In addition to his appointment at Weatherhead, J.B. Silvers has a joint appointment in the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine. From 1997 to 2000, he served as president and CEO of QualChoice, a health plan and insurance company in Cleveland. Silvers currently serves on the board of The Joint Commission - an organization that accredits healthcare organizations - MetroHealth Medical Center, and SummaCare. In addition to his scholarly work, Silvers is a frequent guest on NPR’s Marketplace and has contributed commentary to the Nightly Business Report, the New York Times, Modern Healthcare, and local print and broadcast media.
Individual Participants: $25