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National Rural Health Day Webinar Series – Looking Towards the Future of Rural Health Care

Sponsored by National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health

Friday November 16    1:00 pm – 2:00pm CST

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Archive of webinars

The Health Care Law and You: A Webinar Series is a collection of presentations explaining the benefits and health care gains found in the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Sponsored by the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum, these webinars feature representatives from the Administration, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the community who speak about how the Affordable Care Act will increase health care access and reduce health care disparities for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders.

Titles include:
The Health Care Law and You: How does the ACA help Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in Region 10 (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington)?

The Health Care Law and You: …Region 8 (Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming)?

The Health Care Law and You: …Region 9 (Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Guam and American Samoa)?

The Health Care Law and You: …Region 5 (Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin)?

The Health Care Law and You: …Region 2 (New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands)?

The Health Care Law and You: How does the ACA help Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders nationally?

To view the recordings –


Health Literacy Out Loud Podcast

#87: Choosing A Health Plan: Ways to Make This Experience Easier and More Consumer-Friendly

Lynn Quincy is a senior health policy analyst for Consumers Union–the policy and advocacy division of Consumer Reports. Quincy works on a wide variety of health policy issues that often focus on consumer protections, consumers’ health insurance literacy, and health insurance reform at the federal and state levels.

In this podcast, Quincy talks with Helen Osborne about:

Choosing a health plan. Why this task is often so hard for consumers.

Ways to make this experience easier and more consumer-friendly.

Strategies to help, including: choice architecture, cognitive shortcuts, stories, visuals, and doing the math for consumers.

To access the podcast –

More Ways to Learn:

Consumers Union: Health Care. At

Choice Architecture: Design Decisions that Affect Consumers’ Health Plan Choices (July 2012). By Kleimann Communications Group, Inc., and Consumers Union. At

What’s Behind the Door: Consumers’ Difficulties Selecting Health Plans (January 2012). Health Policy Brief from Consumers Union. At

Facilitating State Health Exchange Communication Through the Use of Health Literacy Practices: Workshop Summary (2012). Institute of Medicine, Roundtable on Health Literacy. At


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