MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 2, 2016) - The third open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act has come to a close, and important questions about the future of Obamacare remain. HealthPocket.com, the nation's leading unbiased source for health insurance information, is hosting a panel of experts to discuss the recent enrollment period and what challenges are on the horizon. The live webcast -- scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 18 at 12:30pm ET -- will address:
- The final enrollment numbers, including who signed up and who didn't
- How the current political climate and upcoming presidential election may affect the future of Obamacare
- How consumers and the private market are responding to the rising cost of Obamacare
- The future sustainability of state exchanges
"We are pleased to host this informational session on the current status and future of Obamacare," said Bruce Telkamp, co-founder and CEO of HealthPocket.com and AgileHealthInsurance.com. "Our panelists represent the nation's leading thought leaders on Obamacare policy, government exchanges and private health insurance marketplaces."
Introductory remarks will be made by Kev Coleman, Head of Research & Data at HealthPocket, author of dozens of publications regarding U.S. health insurance. The panel includes:
Jon Kingsdale, managing director of Wakely Consulting Group in Boston. Kingsdale previously served as executive director of the Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority, an independent state agency established in 2006 under Massachusetts' landmark health reform legislation. As the executive director for the country's inaugural health benefit exchange, he led key initiatives to make health insurance universally available and to reform health care financing in Massachusetts.
Christopher Condeluci, former tax counsel, U.S. Senate Finance Committee. Condeluci is the principal of CC Law & Policy PLLC in Washington, DC. Prior to forming CC Law & Policy, Condeluci served as tax and benefits counsel to the Senate Finance Committee. During his time in Congress, Chris participated in the development of portions of the ACA, including the exchanges, the insurance market reforms and all of the new taxes enacted under the law.
Sam Gibbs, executive director of AgileHealthInsurance.com. Gibbs is an acknowledged expert on health care public policy and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and is a featured speaker at the annual World Health Care Congress and the National Health Insurance Exchange Summit. Formally he was the president of government systems at eHealth Inc., responsible for new technology solutions for public and private health insurance exchanges.
Members of the media interested in attending the press conference should contact Jessica Biller via email or at 916-761-6035.
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