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Friday, February 5, 2016

Health Action Highlights: Day 2

Networking breakfasts kicked off the second day of Health Action. Attendees had the choice of joining the breakfasts for Enrollment Assisters, our Red State Caucus, and our State Innovation Learning Collaborative (SILC). The informal setting gave people a chance to meet each other and swap stories over yogurt parfaits and oatmeal. Then it was on to making the tough choices among workshops.

We report on a couple of workshops and plenaries from the day. Search #HA2016 for coverage of others.

12 p.m.: Advocate Awards: Health Equity Advocate of the Year and Health Advocate of the Year

For their accomplishments and inspiring leadership, Families USA presented Health Advocate of the Year awards to Mark Hannay of Health Care for All New York and Sarah Howell of Montana Women Vote. For her leadership in pursuit of health coverage for undocumented people, Families USA presented Reshma Shamasunder with the Health Equity Advocate of the Year award.

10:45 a.m.: Incorporating Clinical Value into Coverage Design

A discussion of value-based insurance design. | Storify summary.

9:30 a.m.: The Value of Medicaid Expansion in Improving Health Care

The morning plenary gave attendees a chance to hear about what impact Medicaid expansion is having on people's use of and access to needed health care. | Storify summary.