What ObamaCare Means to Your Family

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: The Affordable Care Act is implementing some big changes as of October 1. Learn what this means for you and your family.
Air Date: 8/28/13
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Dr. Anne Edwards, MD
A. Edwards picAnne Edwards is Chair of Pediatrics at Park Nicollet Health Services in Minneapolis, where she also practices general pediatrics serving an urban, immigrant community.

She earned her medical degree, completed a pediatric residency and was chief resident at the University of Minnesota where she continues to hold an adjunct faculty position. Previously having served on the AAP's Vision of Pediatrics 2020 Task Force, she now serves as chair of the AAP's Committee on State Government Affairs and as a liaison to the Committee on Federal Government Affairs and Subcommittee on Access.

Dr. Edwards is a past president of the Minnesota Chapter of the AAP and currently serves as the chapter's policy committee chair. Her areas of interest include health care redesign, quality measurement, cultural effectiveness in healthcare and advocacy education.She has served on numerous state initiatives including the MN medical home advisory committee, the Payment Reform Working Group for the MN Legislative Access Commission, the MNKids Integrated Depression System advisory committee, Autism in the Somali Community workgroup, and co-founded the MN Child Health Improvement Partnership.

She currently serves on a national CHIPRA Center of Excellence for Quality Measurement Development for Children with Special Health Care Needs based out of the University of Washington. Dr. Edwards has received numerous awards, including the 2010 Blanton Bessinger Child Health Advocacy Award.
What ObamaCare Means to Your Family
Since it took effect in 2010, the healthcare reform law, otherwise known as the Affordable Care Act or ACA, has made important changes to the way health care coverage works for children and families.

Starting October 1, 2013, you can compare insurance options to find the right plan for you and your family.

It may seem confusing, and it is. The ACA has many moving parts and pieces that make up the Act as a whole. But you can make sense of it with a little help.

Dr Anne Edwards, MD, joins Melanie Cole, MS, to share with you a comprehensive list of key things you should know about this open enrollment option, and what it means for you and your loved ones.

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