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Health Care Policy in 2017: A Look Ahead at the State and Federal Landscape


Laura Colbert, MPH, CHES
Director of Outreach & Partnerships
Georgians for a Healthy Future


Georgians for a Healthy Future

Healthcare Georgia Foundation

Program Description

The November elections will have a significant impact on health policy at both the state and federal levels. Congressional leaders have vowed to repeal the Affordable Care Act, landmark legislation that established a framework for coverage that has resulted in the lowest uninsured rate ever recorded, rights and protections for health care consumers, and provisions to advance health equity. State leaders have acknowledged that something must be done about Georgia's high number of uninsured, the state's struggling rural health care system, and the impending funding cuts to hospitals. This webinar will provide the most recent information about expected and proposed health policy changes at the federal level, and a preview of Georgia's 2017 state legislative session. Additionally, we will identify how you can get involved in issues that you care about through advocacy and public engagement. Join us for a look ahead at health care policy in 2017.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the program, participants will be able to:
- Outline one proposed change to federal health care policy
- Identify one piece of health care legislation expected in the 2017 Georgia legislative session
- Find Georgia-specific resources about health care policy and advocacy


On Demand
Original program date: Jan 24, 2017

Technology Requirements

Participants registering for programs should have access to the following technology for best viewing and participation:

  • Personal computer with Macintosh or Windows with 512 MB of RAM
  • Broadband internet connection such as an office LAN, DSL, or cable modem
  • Phone next to personal computer (or speaker phone if multiple people are viewing)
  • Computer speakers (built-in or attached)
  • Latest version of Adobe Flash which can be downloaded for free at Adobe's web site

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Program Keywords

Policy, Policy and legislative Issues