Advancing Health in South Carolina: A Summit of the ACA Implementation Initiative
On August 24, 2011, over 130 participants of the Affordable Care Act Implementation Initiative gathered for the Advancing Health in South Carolina. Sponsored by AARP-SC, the Summit opened with an overview of the activities of the Initiative during the past year and commentary on moving forward. Quality was a focus of the meeting, with keynote speaker Sarah Thomas speaking about “Getting Better Value for the Healthcare Dollar.” Ms. Thomas is Vice President, Public Policy & Communication of the National Committee for Quality Assurance.
Other presentations included those from South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Director Tony Keck, Chairman of the the South Carolina Health Planning Committee Gary Thibault, and an interactive panel discussion moderated by Cynthia Hardy.