AAFCS is hosting a webinar series this fall. The topics speak to the FACS community. Here's is the next in their series:
By 2014, the major provisions of the Affordable Care Act are to be implemented. An overarching goal of the law is to have all consumers enroll in health insurance. But research shows that consumers dread shopping for health insurance, in large part because they don't understand how these policies work. Enrolling in coverage is one of the most important financial and health care related decisions that a family will make. It is urgent that FCS professionals get up to speed and begin to build the tools needed to help families with this decision. This is a unique opportunity to position our profession at the forefront of this historic legislation that inextricably links health and financial literacy.
Presenters: Bonnie Braun, PhD, Family Policy Specialist, University of Maryland Extension and Lynn Quincy, Senior Health Policy Analyst, Consumers Union.