Uncertainty as the Norm was the opening plenary session of December 2018’s Putting Care at the Center conference, the second annual conference of the National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs.

From the Affordable Care Act in 2010 to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, the institution of healthcare has become increasingly defined along partisan lines. This situation leads to uncertainty among providers, payers, consumers, and others about whether the government will continue to make financial investments in complex care programming and services at predictable levels in both the near and far future. The panel discusses what the future might hold and directions the complex care community can take in order to create concrete and meaningful change.

Introductory Remarks: David Ansell, Rush University Medical Center

Moderator: Jackie Judd, Kaiser Health News


  • Linda Gibbs, Bloomberg Associates
  • Marilyn Dixon-Hill, Camden Bible Tabernacle Church
  • Reginald Coopwood, Regional One Health
  • Rebecca Ramsay, Housecall Providers