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Webinar for Journalists: How the Affordable Care Act Affects Baby Boomers and Medicare Beneficiaries

Webinar for Journalists: How the Affordable Care Act Affects Baby Boomers and Medicare Beneficiaries

Presented by the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Media Fellowships Program, the Foundation hosted an interactive webinar: “How the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Affects Baby Boomers and Medicare Beneficiaries.” Exclusively for journalists, this webinar took place on Thursday, November 21 from 12:30 p.m. ET to 1:30 p.m. ET.

Featuring two Kaiser Family Foundation experts, the webinar began with brief presentations of the major changes for older people. Senior Fellow Karen Pollitz focused on the ACA’s role for baby boomers who are not yet 65 and eligible for Medicare and their access to new coverage options in marketplaces and/or their eligibility for premium subsidies or Medicaid expansions. Associate Director of the Program on Medicare Policy Juliette Cubanski talked about how the ACA impacts Medicare benefits and beneficiaries. We also touched on some of the major open enrollment issues for both Obamacare and Medicare. Most of the hour was devoted to a question and answer session with the participating audience.

If you are a journalist who was unable to attend the webinar, but would like to receive future updates on the series, please email your name and media affiliation to acawebinars@kff.org. You can also use this email to provide feedback and ideas for the series.

The webinar is the fifth in a series for journalists addressing key aspects of the Affordable Care Act, its implications for consumers, and strategies for connecting the dots for different audiences. Video and transcripts are available for the first four webinars.