Health Policy

The Future of Obamacare: Knowns and Unknowns

Friday, June 9, 2017 | 12 - 1:30 p.m. Add to Calendar

In 2014, as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or Obamacare), the Obama administration unveiled, a marketplace that facilitates the sale of private health insurance plans and offers subsidized options to low-income Americans. Obamacare also expanded the Medicaid program in most states and led to dramatic changes in reimbursement policies for health care providers treating Medicare patients. Republicans, Democrats and health care experts all want modifications to the law, but they strongly disagree on what changes should be made. So far, neither Republicans nor Democrats have been able to legislate major changes to the ACA, but change is inevitable.

At this event, Vivian Ho, director of the Baker Institute Center for Health and Biosciences, will discuss the current status of the U.S. health care system under Obamacare and consider what modifications might occur in the future. The cost of attendance for the general public is $50. Lunch will be provided.

The registration deadline is Friday, June 2. Full refunds are available before 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 7. After this date, you may send an alternate to attend the event without an additional charge. For registration assistance, contact events coordinator Macy Pruitt (713.348.4336 or


James A. Baker Hall on the campus of Rice University

6100 Main Street


Macy Pruitt