The introduction of the American Health Care Act has kicked off the debate on the promise to "repeal and replace" Obamacare. The AHCA is condemned by the right for being too liberal and condemned by the left for being socially irresponsible. The Republican-sponsored AHCA proposal eliminates Medicaid expansion (Healthy Michigan) and reduces federal funding to the Medicaid program. HHS Secretary Price sent a letter to state Governors extolling the vital importance of the Medicaid program, and committing to "revamp the federal and state Medicaid partnership".
What does it mean? How will it affect Michigan?
We hope you can join the Michigan Health Policy Forum where we will begin to unravel some of these questions. The keynote presentation will be provided by Dr. Gail Wilensky who is currently Senior Fellow at Project HOPE and has a distinguished career in healthcare working with the Pres. George H. W. Bush administration. A panel of Michigan experts will provide insight on how the various health care proposals will affect Michigan.
IHPI is a co-sponsor of the Michigan Health Policy Spring Forum.