Affordable Care Act Task Force (MCACATF)
The Montgomery County Board of County Commissioners established the Montgomery County Affordable Care Act Task Force on February 12, 2013. This Task Force initiated their work with four primary goals:
1) Develop an understanding of the issues
2) Review the current status
3) Develop recommendations
4) Provide an action plan and steps for readiness
Co-chairs of the ACA Task Force:
Brian Bucklew, President and CEO, Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association
James Gross, Health Commissioner, Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County
Helen Jones-Kelley, Executive Director, ADAMHS Board for Montgomery County
The leaders of Montgomery County know that healthcare for a vulnerable population in Montgomery County is not a new topic. The Healthcare Safety Net Task Force was this region’s first community wide focus on battling the issues of our underserved, vulnerable population. With much success, Montgomery County has been able to continue to improve our access and care and to look at the past to find new ways to move forward during this time of change.
Excerpt from 2013 Executive Summary of the MCACATF Final Report by HPIO:
The MCACATF contracted with the Health Policy Institute of Ohio (HPIO) to conduct an environmental scan and assessment of the current access, capacity, and delivery system of the physical, behavioral, and dental healthcare safety net for vulnerable populations in Montgomery County. Conducted between May and September 2013, the scan included qualitative research to assess how the safety net is currently working for vulnerable populations, and quantitative research to review data, analyze trends and conduct a workforce capacity analysis.
The Montgomery County Safety Net Safety net providers are defined as healthcare providers who serve a significant portion of patients who are classified as uninsured, enrolled in Medicaid, or other vulnerable populations, and those living in underserved rural or inner city areas.
For more information regarding the Montgomery County ACA Task Force please contact, Jessica Abernathy, Human Services Planning & Development Department, staff support for the MCACATF at firstname.lastname@example.org or 937-496-7154.