Affordable Care Act Ruling Analyzed at McLaren’s State of the State of Healthcare
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: James Curtis
May 27, 2015 (586) 899-1978
Affordable Care Act Ruling Analyzed
at McLaren’s State of the State of Healthcare
LANSING, Mich. –The Affordable Care Act (ACA) will face its most critical test from the Supreme Court in June, whose ruling could devastate states like Michigan with federally operated health insurance exchanges. To help local medical and business professionals prepare for the decision, McLaren Greater Lansing Healthcare Foundation presents the 2015 State of the State of Healthcare, featuring Robert Laszewski, president of Health Policy and Strategy Associates, LLC, and nationally renowned authority on the ACA.
The event, to be held Monday, June 15 at the Crowne Plaza Lansing West, will feature Laszewski’s in-depth analysis on how a Supreme Court decision might impact Michigan, how the ACA will likely change no matter how the Court rules, how employers are providing coverage in the face of market and policy change, and how providers must continue to adapt.
“The Affordable Care Act continues to be such a dense and fluctuating topic and no less significant than its inception in 2010.” said Scott S. Stewart, chair of McLaren Greater Lansing Healthcare Foundation. “We are extremely proud to continue providing national experts to help provide clarity for our community.”
The State of the State of Healthcare is McLaren Greater Lansing Healthcare Foundation’s annual networking luncheon sponsored by the Business Partners in Health Committee. The annual event is dedicated to educating business and medical professionals about current health care industry trends, what to expect in the future, how to prepare for change, the critical importance of a healthy workforce, and more.
Tickets and sponsorships for the event are still available by calling (517) 975-7100. More event information is available at mclaren.org/sos.
About Robert Laszewski
Named 2013’s “Pundit of the Year” by the Washington Post’s Wonkblog for “one of the most accurate and public accounts” detailing the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, Robert Laszewski is a nationally recognized authority of health care reform and market change. Laszewski has written and spoken widely on the subject, including appearances on ABC, NBC, CNN, PBS, NPR, as well as The McLaughlin Group and McLaughlin’s “One on One.” Numerous articles about his ideas have appeared in national and trade press, and he has been regularly quoted in newspapers including The Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post.
About McLaren Greater Lansing Healthcare Foundation
Through fundraising and grantmaking activities, McLaren Greater Lansing Healthcare Foundation supports McLaren Greater Lansing and McLaren Orthopedic Hospital’s vision to improve the health and well-being of the communities served through accessible, affordable and high-quality care. As a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization, the foundation helps via philanthropy to purchase new technologies, improve facilities, recruit the highest caliber medical talent, and invest in wellness programs and community education initiatives that empower individuals.
About McLaren Greater Lansing
McLaren Greater Lansing and McLaren Orthopedic Hospital operate the region’s most distinguished cardiovascular and orthopedic surgery programs that—together with McLaren Greater Lansing’s oncology, women’s care and wide-ranging diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical services—consistently lead in clinical quality and efficiency. The hospitals are part of McLaren Health Care, mid-Michigan’s largest health care system. Visit mclaren.org/lansing.
About McLaren Health Care
McLaren Health Care, headquartered in Flint, Michigan, is a fully integrated health network committed to quality evidence-based patient care and cost efficiency. The McLaren system includes 12 hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, the state’s only proton therapy center, an employed primary care physician network, commercial and Medicaid HMOs covering more than 260,000 lives, home health and hospice providers, retail medical equipment showrooms, pharmacy services, and a wholly owned medical malpractice insurance company. McLaren operates Michigan’s largest network of cancer centers and providers, anchored by the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, one of only 41 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive centers in the U.S. McLaren has 21,000 employees and more than 25,000 network providers. Its operations are housed in more than 300 facilities serving a 54-county market and 75 percent of Michigan’s population. Learn more at mclaren.org.
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