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Fixing the ACA - What would work

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On Monday, August 14, St. John’s Medical Center will host the community presentation, “Fixing the ACA: What would work,” at the Teton County Library from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Presenter Katherine Swartz, PhD, will discuss what might be done to stabilize individual insurance markets between now and September 27th, when insurance companies and issuers of health plans sold in the ACA marketplaces must decide whether to offer plans in 2018. Dr. Swartz will discuss possible actions including: committing to cost-sharing subsidies, extending the reinsurance program, protecting people with pre-existing medical conditions, and funding practical ways to encourage healthy people to enroll in health plans.

The presentation will also address how the Medicaid program stabilizes health care in communities like Jackson.

Dr. Swartz is a professor of Health Economics and Policy at Harvard School of Public Health, where she has been on the faculty since 1992. Her current research focuses on implementation issues related to the health care reform law (ACA).


Media contact: Karen Connelly, 307-739-7380,

St. John's Medical Center in Jackson, Wyoming, offers patient-centered clinical excellence and community wellness services through a full-service hospital, primary care, and specialty physician practices, and a long-term care Living Center.