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NYS ACA Implementation Presentation


Rockefeller Institute of Government


Monday, June 6, 2016


1:00 – 4:00 p.m.



To register, email Michele Charbonneau at michele.charbonneau@rockinst.suny.edu or call (518) 443-5258.

The implementation of the Affordable Care Act in New York State, including New York’s Basic Health Plan, will be the subject of a public event to be held at the Rockefeller Institute of Government, 411 State Street, Albany on June 6th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. During the event, there will be a presentation of a recently completed report on the New York experience from researcher Sarah F. Liebschutz, a distinguished service professor emerita of the State University of New York (SUNY) and former chair of the political science department at SUNY Brockport. The event is free and open to the public and parking is free to all registrants.

In addition to the presentation by Professor Liebschutz, there will be a discussion of issues behind the program’s implementation by those most responsible. Presenters include:
  • Donna Frescatore, executive director for New York State of Health, Department of Health; and
  • Judith Arnold, director of Medicaid Eligibility and Marketplace Integration for the Department of Health.
Presenters providing perspective on the adoption of the Basic Health Plan include:
  • Jennifer Tolbert, director of State Health Reform for the Kaiser Family Foundation and
  • Danielle Holahan, deputy executive director for the New York State of Health.
The experience of enrollment will be discussed by navigators from New York’s rural and urban areas. This panel will be moderated by Elisabeth Ryden Benjamin, vice president for Health Initiatives for the Community Social Service Society of New York.

New York’s experience will be considered in a national context by Richard P. Nathan, former director and now senior fellow at the Rockefeller Institute and ACA implementation project co-director and Alice Rivlin, senior fellow at the Center for Health Policy at the Brookings Institution. Ms. Rivlin served as vice chair of the Federal Reserve Board (1996-99), was deputy director and then director of the White House Office of Management and Budget in the first Clinton administration (1993-96), and was founding director of the Congressional Budget Office (1975-83).

The Liebschutz study is the latest in a series of more than 30 reports released through the efforts of the 40-state, 70-researcher ACA implementation Network of the Rockefeller Institute of Government, Brookings Institution, and Fels Institute of Government of the University of Pennsylvania.