The bulleted resources below are materials from the June 6th, 2013 Gallup Convening on Health Care Reform. The convening served to update nonprofits, government agencies, and businesses on new activities and changes related to health care reform over the past year since the BluePrint for Health New Mexico: Health Care Reform Implementation Work Plan report was released in November 2011. The afternoon session included speaker presentations and a panel discussion on implications of healthcare reform for Native Americans. The convening also provided an opportunity for networking, information sharing, and discussion on needs and gaps in health care reform implementation in New Mexico.
The materials below served as speaker handouts at this convening.
- A Federal Perspective of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) – Pameyla Herndon, Executive Director of The Southwest Women’s Law Center
- Implementation of Health Care Reform in New Mexico – Reena Szczepanski, Executive Director of New Mexico Medical Insurance Pool
- Medicaid Expansion and Summary of Centennial Care in New Mexico – Ellen Pinnes, Health Policy Consultant
- The Economic Impact of Affordable Care Act full report and presentation – Kelly O’Donnell, PhD
- A New Way of Providing Affordable & Better Care – Martin Hickey, CEO of New Mexico Health Connections
- Implications of the ACA for Native Americans (Updated Report) – Roxane Spruce of Bly Ninety-Six Degrees, Inc.
- Shaping the Health of a Nation – Gayle Diné Chacon, MD, Chief Medical Director
- Strengthening Native Health Systems: Opportunities for Native Communities & Tribes – Panel Discussion with Roselyn Begay, Program Evaluation Manager at the Navajo Nation Department of Health, and Tammy Hall, Director of Parents as Teachers – McKinley County
Audio: With special thanks to KGLP 91.7 FM Public Radio in Gallup, audio from this day-long meeting is now up on KGLP.org, at: http://radio.securenetsystems.net/radio_player_large.cfm?stationCallSign=KGLP-OD You can follow the link or listen on KGLP’s embedded player below.
Once the player loads, scroll down to the latest editions (the convening sessions are numbers 46 through 50). During play, you may click at any point on the timeline bar underneath the “Play” button to move forward . . . (Note that due to some continuing interference, portions of the audio is not as clear as the rest).