Pandemic and Post-Pandemic Health Reform in the U.S.

Changes in U.S. health policy since 2020 have been substantial, noteworthy and little noticed. For example, 2021 improvements in health insurance subsidies in Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplaces have been game-changers for enhanced affordability for working Americans. Now Congress must decide whether to renew these and other changes beyond 2022 and whether to close the Medicaid coverage gap affecting low-income households in Alabama & 11 other states.

What has happened in U.S. health policy over the past 30 months (COVID-19 & non-COVID-19-related), and what lies ahead? What’s known and what’s currently unknowable? Our guest presenter, John E. McDonough, DrPH, MPA, an architect of the ACA & prior Massachusetts coverage reforms, will present & discuss.

Dr. McDonough is the Professor of Practice, Department of Health Policy & Management and Director, Executive & Continuing Professional Education at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Presented by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama Endowed Chair in Health Economics & Lister Hill Center for Health Policy

Tuesday, June 14 at 11:00am to 12:30pm

Ryals Public Health Building, 407
1665 University Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35233

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations, Seminar


Health & Wellness, Research, Science & Technology

Target Audience

Current Students, Faculty & Staff


Free (registration required for Zoom participation)

Department of Health Policy and Organization, Lister Hill Center for Health Policy, School of Public Health
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