February 2, 2017

This year’s AcademyHealth‘s National Health Policy Conference (NHPC17) theme was, A First Look at the Evidence, Politics and Priorities Shaping Health Policy in 2017.  The conference took place in Washington, DC January 30-31, 2017.


Usha Ranji is the Associate Director for Women’s Health Policy at the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.   Her work addresses the impact of major health policy issues on women and girls, with an emphasis on insurance coverage, access to care, and low-income populations. Ms. Ranji presented on the Voices from the Future of Reproductive Health Care panel at NHPC.


She provided an excellent over-view of the impact that the Affordable Care Act, Title X , and Medicaid has had on increasing women’s access to reproductive health care services.  While we wait for the timeline for the Affordable Care Act repeal and more details about the GOPs replacement plans, Ms. Ranji presentation provides data-supported what-if scenarios on the impact on women’s lives if the proposed changes are instituted by this new administration.


You can listen to her presentation on HealthCetera Thursday, February 2 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM on WBAI 99.5 FM streamed on wbai.org


You can listen to the interview here on iTunes