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Murphy to Co-Host Healthcare Reform Conference

HARTFORD —  In less than one week before the Affordable Care Act is set to launch, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn) will co-host a large-scale health policy conference with the Yale Institution for Social and Policy Studies.

The aim of the conference, scheduled for Sept. 27 at 10 a.m. at Yale’s Kroon Hall on Prospect Street, is to examine the policies contained in the Affordable Care Act–otherwise known as Obamacare– and discuss what the law means for Connecticut residents, officials said. The discussion will also center on what’s next and how to improve the law.

Entitled “Ready to Launch: The Affordable Care Act and US Health Policy,” the event coincides with the Oct. 1 launch of the health insurance marketplace in Connecticut, and it  will bring together leading policymakers, academic experts, and the medical community to engage and educate the public about how the ACA impacts Connecticut residents and businesses owners.

Some of those guests include Diana Rowland, Executive Vice President, Kaiser Family Foundation, Jonathan Swartz, Regional Medical Director, Montefiore Medical Group and  Jacob Hacker, Director of the Yale Institution for Social and Policy Studies.

Ready to Launch: The Affordable Care Act and US Health Policy is open to the public and is free of charge.

To register for the event, please visit http://isps.yale.edu/conferences/aca-ready-to-launch#.UkHCfYZeZQQ . The event will also be livestreamed through the link below for those unable to attend in person.

 

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