August 8-10, 2014 | San Diego, California


Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), millions of previously uninsured Americans became newly eligible for insurance coverage by 2014.  This is especially true for the Latino community.  According to the U.S. Office of Minority Health, Latinos have the highest uninsured rates of any racial or ethnic group in the country.  A research brief issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services forecasts that more than five million uninsured Latinos will be able to gain coverage by 2016 under the ACA.  Yet, there are many challenges to overcome in order for health care reform to positively influence Latino health outcomes.


The NALEO Educational Fund’s National Policy Institute on Health will provide state legislators, county, and municipal officials with an opportunity to enhance their understanding of the implementation of the ACA and the key policy challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.


The Summit’s program will cover:


  • An Update on Affordable Care Act implementation
  • Medicaid Expansion (or Not): What does it mean for the future?
  • The Role of Technology in Health Care Delivery
  • Long Term Care Services and Support
  • Opportunities that Exist within the ACA and beyond

The Summit will convene state legislators, county, municipal officials, national and state experts, advocates, and other relevant stakeholders. Participants will have an opportunity to discuss and develop strategic collaborations for addressing the key policy challenges and opportunities of healthcare delivery under the ACA.  Policymakers will receive information on the latest research briefs, studies and best practices; exchange legislative policies and ideas; strengthen governance skills that support effective leadership in committee roles; and have the opportunity to network with colleagues and experts from throughout the country.

Meeting the Long-Term Care Needs of the Aging U.S. Population


The NALEO National Policy Institute on Health was preceded by a webinar on July 31, 2014, which introduced participants to the needs of the aging U.S. population. With the support of The SCAN Foundation, NALEO members received an overview of the current and future long-term care landscape. Victoria Ballesteros, director of communications at The SCAN Foundation, and Professor Fernando Torres-Gil, director of the Center for Policy Research on Aging, shared their expertise on how policymakers can better serve and prepare for the growing elderly population in their communities. Participants also learned how key provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) affect long-term care for older adults. These issues will be discussed in further detail during the National Institute on Health, which will feature two sessions led by key experts from The SCAN Foundation. A recording of the webinar, along with a featured presentation are available below.



Funding Partner


Investor Sponsor

Lilly USA



  • Fri., August 8
  • Sat., August 9
  • Sun., August 10

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Summit Registration

4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Welcome Remarks & Program Overview

4:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Session I:


An Update on the Affordable Care Act: Where Are We Now?

Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), millions of previously uninsured Americans became eligible for health insurance coverage in 2014. The successful implementation of the ACA is dependent on addressing future outreach and enrollment, quality and delivery of care, health equity for minority communities, and the need for a culturally competent workforce, among a myriad of other issues. However, since the passage of the ACA, there have been numerous actions in federal courts to challenge the constitutionality of the legislation and key provisions. Now that the first enrollment period has come to an end, the work is far from done. This session will provide participants with an update on the status of ACA implementation, a summary of recent court decisions on the ACA and their implications, as well as an analysis of current cases moving through the courts.

• MaryBeth Musumeci

• Hector De La Torre

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Opening Reception

Opening Reception Patron

Opening Reception Supporter
Southwest Airlines