The Big Bang for the Affordable Care Act: The End of Health Care Financing as We Know It?
The Affordable Care Act is almost upon us. In March 2010, President Obama signed comprehensive health reform, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), into law. The law is supposed to make health care more accessible and affordable for most Americans. While some provisions of the law have already taken effect, many more provisions will be implemented in the coming years. ACA Enrollment begins October 1, 2013 for coverage beginning January 1, 2014.
Networks Financial Institute will host "The Big Bang for the Affordable Care Act: The End of Health Care Financing as We Know It? in Indianapolis on October 18, 2013, at the Columbia Club.
The forum will examine the state of healthcare financing and delivery in fall 2013, how it has been affected by the ACA, and the unintended consequences of the new law and legislative and regulatory approaches to dealing with them.
David B. Kendall, Senior Fellow for Health and Fiscal Policy at Third Way will present his latest research for the event. Third Way has been described as the only Washington DC think tank that has "incorrigible pragmatists," "radical centrists" and "the best source for new ideas in public policy."
Also speaking will be policy analyst Grace-Marie Turner, who is president of the Galen Institute, a public policy research organization that she founded in 1995 to promote an informed debate over free-market ideas for health reform.
In October 2011, Networks held a popular forum, "Challenges to Access, Affordability, and Availability" on this controversial Act. The research papers written for that are available from our 2011 ACA pages.
April 19, 2013
Indiana State University has honored four students with the Rankin Memorial Distinguished Senior Awards in recognition of their contributions to the betterment of the university.
Named for Alan Rankin, the university's seventh president who served from 1965-1975, the awards recognize outstanding seniors who have demonstrated dedicated membership and leadership in campus organizations and in the community. Recipients must also have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.25 on a 4.0 scale.
The 2013 Rankin Award recipients, who will be recognized during ISU's spring commencement, are Kay Brown of Avon, Andrew Graman of Bruceville, Katelynn Moats of Terre Haute and Kylee Thacker of Brazil.
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April 18, 2013
Each year the scholars in the Networks Professional Development Program review the year and receive their awards. This year the event was held in Dede II of the Hulman Memorial Student Union on April 18, 2013.
April 17, 2013
Like clockwork, Indiana State University graduate Joe Evelo regularly provides monthly updates to the first client he signed up when he embarked on his financial investment career more than 35 years ago.
These updates reflect the consistency that led Evelo through economic booms and busts and billions of dollars in financial transactions to become one of the top financial advisors in the nation.
Evelo returned to his alma mater to speak at the eighth annual Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility Conference. During his presentation, the Terre Haute native tapped into his experiences and insights to provide lessons to Indiana State students and community business leaders on what it takes to be successful in the financial services industry and life in general.
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Networks Financial Institute (NFI) at Indiana State University was founded in 2003 with the help of a grant from the Lilly Endowment, Inc., an Indianapolis-based, private philanthropic foundation. NFI strives to facilitate broad, collaborative thinking, dialogue and progress in the evolving financial services marketplace through student programs, financial literacy programs and thought leadership.
NFI exists to facilitate broad, collaborative thinking, dialogue and progress in the evolving financial services marketplace through three targeted initiatives:
The Networks Scholars program is intended to develop tomorrow's hardworking, dedicated, knowledgeable, and inquisitive scholars into financial industry professionals. The program is a four-year scholarship for qualified freshmen accepted to Indiana State University, who choose to pursue a career in the financial services industry. More about the Networks Scholarship program.