Leaders with the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce's Hixson Council will discuss the effects of the new Affordable Care Act on small businesses at the Sept. 18 monthly meeting.
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.
Harris monitors the implementation of a federal health insurance exchange in Tennessee and analyzes the state’s options.
She started working with the state in January 2013 after working as a senior policy analyst for the Kaiser Family Foundation in Washington, D.C.
She has a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University. She also completed her master's in public health and master's in international affairs at Columbia University.
Her discussion—titled “How Health Care Reform Will Affect Local and Small Business”—will cover the following:
—Who the reforms will affect and what those changes mean for business
—What the insurance exchange means
—What the reforms will mean to the self-employed
—What the reforms will mean to children and families
The meeting will take place from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the North River Civic Center, which is located at 1009 Executive Drive.
Attendees are invited to come early and stay late for networking.
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 nonmembers. Lunch is provided.
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