The Forum at Harvard School of Public Health is pleased to introduce a new weekly series featuring expert analyses and comments about the latest developments in the ACA (Affordable Care Act).
Visit HSPH’s Affordable Care Act page for more ACA coverage.
Lots More Patients, Less Docs?
Week of March 3, 2014
Will there be enough doctors to treat the newly covered patients under the Affordable Care Act? Ashish Jha, professor of health policy and management weighs in.
Does Health Insurance Lead to Better Health
Week of February 24, 2014
Access to health insurance doesn’t always lead to a healthier population, says Ashish Jha, professor of health policy and management at Harvard School of Public Health.
Leadership and Consumer Health Care
Week of February 17, 2014
Ron Pollack, Executive Director for Families USA, discusses the leadership strategies and skills that are most effective in advocating for health care consumers in a tough political environment. Excerpt from Decision-making: Voices from the Field.
The ACA and Jobs
Week of February 10, 2014
Katherine Baicker, professor of health economics at Harvard School of Public Health, talks about the potential effects of the Affordable Care Act on employment. Listen to podcast: Conversations in Public Health (5:01)
Week of February 3, 2014
The controversy over “risk corridors,” used by insurance companies for when they get into a new and unpredictable market, shouldn’t be controversial at all.
State of the Union and ACA
Week of January 27, 2014
Did President Obama make a convincing case for the ACA in the 2014 State of the Union Address? Video featuring HSPH Professor John McDonough, former Senior Advisor on National Health Reform to the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.
Medicaid Expansion and the States
Week of January 20, 2014
What factors, such as navigating the application process, are influencing Medicaid expansion? Video featuring Ben Sommers, HSPH Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Economics and former Senior Advisor in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Why Is Medicaid Portion of ACA So Complicated?
Week of January 13, 2014
What are some key ways in which the ACA intersects with Medicaid? Video featuring Ben Sommers, HSPH Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Economics and former Senior Advisor in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.