NPC Newsmaker Program: Obamacare on the Ground

How is the Affordable Care Act Taking Shape in the States?

WASHINGTON, March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A panel of state-level officials and experts will discuss how the Affordable Care Act is developing as it goes into effect state by state on Friday, March 8 at 10 a.m. While the ACA is a federal law, its implementation is taking a broad range of forms as state legislators, regulators and executives turn policy into practice. Health insurance marketplaces will launch open enrollment later this year, with states choosing among a federal program, a federal-state partnership or a state-operated program.



  • Rep. George Keiser, R-N.D.: First elected to the North Dakota House of Representatives in 1993, he represents the 47th District. Keiser served as president of the National Conference of Insurance Legislators in 2012.
  • Sen. Neil Breslin, D-N.Y.: Breslin is in his ninth term in the New York State Senate, where he represents the 44th District. He formerly chaired NCOIL's State/Federal Relations Committee and is now the organization's vice president.
  • Mila Kofman: Kofman is executive director of the DC Health Benefit Exchange, created under the ACA. She is a former Maine insurance superintendent and also served as an associate research professor at the Georgetown Health Policy Institute.  

WHEN: Friday, March 8, 2013 at 10 a.m.

WHERE: National Press Building, NPC-Lisagor Room, 529 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20045 

SOURCE National Press Club

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