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Public Health Grand Rounds: What Happens to the Safety Net if the ACA is Repealed?

Featuring: 
Jody Heymann, MD, PhD, Dean of the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
Gerald Kominski, PhD, Director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research
Jack Needleman, PhD, FAAN, Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management within the Fielding School
Louise McCarthy, MPP, President and CEO of the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County
Lara Khouri, MBA, MPH, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Medical Group.

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has brought the nation’s uninsured population to an historic low. Now, the Trump administration has vowed to “repeal and replace” it. In this Feb. 15 panel discussion, one of a special series of seminars dedicated to the fate of the ACA, experts representing academia, community clinics and hospitals updated us on the administration and congress’s evolving vision of what “repeal” means as well as the feasibility and likelihood of any proposed “replace” scenarios. Specifically, the panel discussed what might happen to the safety net of community clinics and hospitals serving many of the poorest and most vulnerable should the Medicaid expansion be reversed.

Moderated by Dr. Jody Heymann, dean of the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, the panel consisted of Dr. Gerald Kominski, director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, Dr. Jack Needleman, professor and chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management within the Fielding School, Louise McCarthy, president and CEO of the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County, and Lara Khouri, senior vice president and chief strategy officer of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Medical Group.

Video Date: 
February 2017
Academic Year: 
2016-2017