About the Session
During this session, you will take a deep dive into the intricate and shifting world of healthcare policy. Most experts agree that health reform is far from over—it’s just become more complicated. Questions surround the potential repeal or replacement of the Affordable Care Act, the solvency and future of the Medicare and Medicaid programs, and how Americans will deal with access to costly therapies and misuse of opioids and other prescription medication. The ongoing discussions and disputes that occur between the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government provide additional murkiness to the nation’s healthcare agenda. Join this lively presentation and discussion led by Nickels, who serves with the American Hospital Association’s front line in the healthcare policy debate. Participants will develop strategies for use at the local and national levels to advocate for quality healthcare on behalf of their patients and communities.