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Webinar | Getting to know the 30 million newly insured: New patients = new challenges

Now available on-demand

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling to uphold the Affordable Care Act, approximately 30 million uninsured Americans, under age 65, stand to gain coverage under the law. States are making two crucial decisions: whether to expand Medicaid coverage and which type of health insurance marketplace to create -- state-run, state-federal run, or federally facilitated.

As decisions are made and plans put in place, one thing is certain: When the exchange population is combined with the new Medicaid beneficiaries, the result will be a distinctly different customer base for the health sector, bringing with it many new challenges and opportunities.

Learning Objectives:
  • Gain insight into the soon-to-be newly insured Medicaid and Exchange populations, including race, health status, marital status, language, educational attainment, and employment status, and how this group compares to those who already have coverage.
  • Understand the challenges and opportunities that await payers and providers when the exchanges open for enrollment in 2013.
  • Hear how the health industry can prepare for the demographic changes of this new population and how to handle the distinct needs of this group.
  • Learn how states and the health industry can work together to manage the proportion of newly-insured that are expected to cycle between Medicaid and subsidized exchange coverage, which makes care management a challenge.


Presenting Faculty:
Sandra Hunt, Principal, PwC U.S. Health Industries, lead advisor to states on insurance reform
Sandi Hunt is a Principal in the San Francisco office of PwC, with over 25 years of experience. She specializes in government health policy and insurance reform and works with states across the country on their efforts to expand health insurance coverage. Sandi has extensive experience with public programs as well as with the health care industry.
Serena Foong, Sr. Manager, PwC's Health Research Institute
Serena is a Sr. Manager in PwC's Health Research Institute (HRI), a dedicated research group that provides new intelligence, perspective, and analysis on major health-related business issues. Serena manages the development of national thought leadership initiatives for the firm and its clients.