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The ACA and Social Work

By Rachel L. West
Advocacy & Community Outreach Consultant

The ACA (Affordable Care Act) has led to a drop in the rate of uninsured Americans. From September 2013 to February 2015 22.8 million Americans became insured (Carman, 2015). While not perfect it was a step in the right direction that has lead to more Americans having access to health care.

This Thursday’s (2/16/17) #MacroSW Twitter Chat will focus on the ACA. Some of the questions will include:

How has the ACA changed health care access for you, your clients or communities?
What do you think will happen if the ACA is repealed?
What do you think could be done to improve the ACA?
What do you think is the most common misunderstanding about the ACA? Why?
How should social workers respond to the possible repeal of the ACA?

The chat starts at 9:00 PM EST/6:00 PM PST. To participate in the chat use the #MacroSW hashtag. If your new to Twitter chats you can learn about how they work at this link. All chat transcripts are archived on the #MacroSW blog at macrosw.com.

On a related note; #MacroSW is now on Facebook. You can follow them at facebook.com/macrosw/.

Photo Credit: By Stethoscopes (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0] or [GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons


Posted by Rachel L. West

In addition to being the founder of The Political Social Worker blog, I am a consultant. My consulting practice offers advocacy and community outreach solutions to nonprofits, social good organizations, and private practitioners. Additionally, I offer career coaching to macro social work students and professionals.
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