Photo: © 2015 Rikki Ward
The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Women: Panel Discussion at The Commonwealth Club
On Monday, March 16th, the Clinic’s Executive Director, Carlina Hansen, participated in a lively discussion on the impact of the Affordable Care Act on women at the The Commonwealth Club. The Commonwealth Club, a Bay Area institution, reaches national audiences through it’s syndicated radio program, which airs weekly on more than 230 public and commercial radio stations. This panel discussion will air on Friday, April 3rd, 2015 at 8pm on local station KQED.
Carlina Hansen was joined by several other women’s healthcare experts: Claire Brindis, DrPH, Director, UCSF Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies; Lupe Rodriguez, Director of Public Affairs, Planned Parenthood Mar Monte; and Moderator Alice Huan-mei Chen, M.D., M.P.H., Chief Integration Officer, Director of the Center for Innovation in Access and Quality, and Director of the eReferral Program, San Francisco General Hospital; Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco.
Topics ranged from how the ACA affects community healthcare providers, to how the new protections for women included in the law have impacted everything from family dynamics to the gender wage gap. “With the growth of the health care industry, we have the opportunity to help women and especially women of color enter the healthcare workforce,” said Hansen, drawing parallels to the ACA and overall women’s empowerment.
Thank you to the Commonwealth Club and to The California Wellness Foundation for hosting this important discussion.