Webinar: After Repeal and Replace: Navigating Healthcare Access and Coverage in a Volatile 2018 Marketplace

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
2:00pm – 3:00pm EST

After a year of repeal and replace efforts in Congress, enrollees and community advocates are preparing for the 2018 health care open enrollment period. With substantially higher premiums, health plan exits, uncertainty around subsidies, shorter enrollment periods, and less money being spent on advertising, 2018 is projected to present new barriers to ensuring access to healthcare.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify potential impacts of health insurance marketplace outreach and marketing cutbacks for the open enrollment period.
  • Discuss health insurance carrier market exits and ramifications for HIV coverage.
  • Understand the implications of the Administration deciding to end cost sharing reduction subsidies on PLWH.
  • Develop strategies to prepare and assist clients navigating the marketplace changes.


  • Chris Sloan, Senior Manager, Avalere: Chris Sloan provides strategic and analytic support to pharmaceutical, health plan, and provider clients on federal and state policy issues. He has particular expertise in the policy areas around insurance exchanges, drug pricing, and benefit design. Additionally, he specializes in specific therapeutic areas, including multiple sclerosis, hepatitis C, and HIV/AIDS.
  • Michael Shankle, Senior Director of Capacity Building, HealthHIV: Michael D. Shankle, MPH, has over 21 years of experience in HIV prevention and care delivery, public health program management and development, outcomes performance improvement, and capacity building. Michael develops strategic capacity building plans to address the needs of community based organizations, health departments, clinical providers, fiscal administrators, and medically underserved communities.


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