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Generations of Families Building Families

March 25 – 29, 2020
Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa

Setting the stage for education, innovation, progress and change, as we strive to create healthy families and promote optimal reproductive care.

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Expanded and Improved Medicare for All: Implications for Reproductive Health

Judith Albert

Sunday, March 29
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

 1.50 CME

Session Description:

We are currently experiencing an unprecedented focus on healthcare issues in our national political discourse. Nearly all of us have been impacted, or had a family member impacted by lack of insurance or under insurance. People are beginning to understand that there is a more economical and efficient way to pay for and provide healthcare than the employer-based private insurance and patchwork of Medicaid and ACA plans for those without full time employment: Improved and Expanded Medicare for All.

Providers in the Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility field have first-hand experience with the barriers to infertility care that lack of insurance coverage creates. The primary role of private, for profit health insurance has been to deny payment for infertility services when state mandates or progressive employers do not exist. We need to understand the single payer, Medicare for All healthcare solutions currently proposed and advocate for the inclusion of comprehensive reproductive services and infertility care therein.

Session Objectives:

At the end of the session the participant will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the organization of the US Healthcare system and how it contributes to disparities in healthcare delivery, including infertility care.
  2. Understand the benefits of a single payer, publicly financed privately delivered healthcare system.
  3. Become familiar with the current healthcare bills in the House and Senate
  4. Develop a working description of all the reproductive health services that should be included in an Expanded and Improved Medicare for all system.

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