Hixson Council Explores Health Care Reform At September Meeting

Friday, September 6, 2013

The Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce’s Hixson Council will discuss the effects of health care reform on local and small businesses at its monthly meeting on Sept. 18.

The meeting will take place from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at the North River Civic Center, which is at 1009 Executive Drive. Attendees are invited to come early and stay late for networking.

Julia Harris, health policy associate with the Strategic Planning and Innovation Group at the Tennessee Division of Health Care Finance and Administration, will deliver the keynote presentation. Her discussion – titled “How Health Care Reform Will Affect Local and Small Business” – will cover the following points of interest:

· Who the reforms will affect and what those changes mean for business

· Defining insurance exchange

· What the reforms will mean to the self-employed

· What the reforms will mean to children and families

Ms. Harris monitors the implementation of a federal health insurance exchange in Tennessee and analyzes the state’s options. Her work with the State began in January 2013 after serving as a senior policy analyst for the Kaiser Family Foundation in Washington D.C. Ms. Harris has a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University. She completed her Master of Public Health and Master of International Affairs at Colombia University.

Hixson Council meetings take place the third Wednesday of each month and are open to the public. Meetings cost $10 for Chattanooga Chamber members and $12 for non-members. Lunch is provided.


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