SLC Delegations and Technical Tours
November 14-15, 2011 | Washington, D.C.
State Healthcare Exchanges
Human Services & Public Safety Committee
Legislators from four SLC states participated in a Washington, D.C., healthcare reform fly-in November 14-15, 2011, organized by The Council of State Governments and the Southern Legislative Conference. Representative Sharon Cooper – Georgia (Chair, Georgia House Health and Human Services Committee; Chair, SLC Human Services and Public Safety Committee); Senator Julie Denton – Kentucky (Chair, Kentucky Senate Health and Welfare Committee; Member, SLC Human Services and Public Safety Committee); Senator Emmett Hanger – Virginia (Vice Chair, SLC Human Services and Public Safety Committee); and Representative Greg Leding – Arkansas (Member, Arkansas House Public Health, Welfare and Labor Committee) represented the SLC at the fly-in. The legislators met for a series of discussions on the implications for instituting state-run healthcare exchanges, as well as other aspects of the federal Affordable Care Act, which included presentations by representatives from several national think tanks and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The fly-in also included a series of visits to Capitol Hill where the SLC legislators met with their Congressional delegations.