The Affordable Care Act: What’s Next for Maine?

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, August 19, 2013, 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Hannaford Hall, Abromson Center, USM Portland Campus
Contact Name: 
Registration: Donna Reed
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(207) 780-4846
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Read the policy brief: The Affordable Care Act: What’s Next for Maine?

Major provisions of the Affordable Care Act take effect on January 1, 2014. There is a mandate to have health coverage and new health insurance options for individuals and small businesses, including tax credits to help make coverage affordable. What's in store? Is Maine ready? What policy issues might arise as the law is fully implemented, and how might we address them?

Join the USM Muskie School of Public Service for a conversation with experts who will address questions posed by the public.

The panel includes:

Eric Cioppa

Eric Cioppa
Superintendent, Maine Bureau of Insurance

David Clough

David Clough
Maine State Director, National Federation of Independent Businesses

Christine Hager

Christie Hager
Regional Director, U.S. DHHS, representing Secretary Kathleen Sebelius

Mitchell Stein

Mitchell Stein
Policy Director, Consumers for Affordable Health Care

Facilitated by:

Trish Riley

Trish Riley
Senior Fellow, USM Muskie School of Public Service

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Co-sponsored by the Bangor Daily News

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