Topic: Affordable Care Act

ACA this week - Leadership in consumer health care

February 2014 -- Leadership is critical in advocating for health care consumers. How do you advocate in a tough political environment? What leadership strategies or skills are most effective? An interview with Ron Pollack, Executive Director for Families USA. Check out the…

ACA this week – Lots more patients, enough docs?

March 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. (1:24) Visit Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Affordable Care Act page for more…

ACA this week - Does health insurance lead to better health?

February 2014 -- Access to health insurance doesn’t always lead to a healthier population, says Ashish Jha, professor of health policy and management at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Check out the series from the Forum at Harvard T.H. Chan School…

The 2014 U.S. Midterm Elections

[FORUM VIDEO] The 2014 midterm U.S. elections will impact next steps in implementing the Affordable Care Act. This Forum event will be mounted just days after voters go to the polls and will feature p

Get ready for GOP battle over Obamacare

The new Republican majority in Congress next year is likely to use several strategies to try to derail the Affordable Care Act (ACA). One will focus on the unpopular mandate that requires individuals to have health insurance or face fines; the other…

Odds of repealing Obamacare slim

Although Congressional Republicans could try to chip away at parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in the coming months, it’s highly unlikely that the law as a whole will be repealed, according to health policy expert John McDonough of Harvard School…

Health insurance enrollment websites experience smoother relaunch

The launch of this year’s open enrollment period for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act went much more smoothly than last year, according Benjamin Sommers, assistant professor of health policy and economics at Harvard School of Public Health. He told WGBH…

Polls show deep partisan divide over Affordable Care Act

Despite millions of Americans newly insured under ACA, most Americans still do not approve of the legislation For immediate release: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Boston, MA – A comprehensive analysis of data from 27 public opinion polls conducted by 14 organizations, including…

Obamacare hasn’t led to higher health care costs for businesses

Predictions that Obamacare would lead to substantially higher costs for employers have not materialized three years after the U.S. health care overhaul became law. In an October 16, 2014 Bloomberg News article, health economist Katherine Baicker of Harvard School of Public Health…

Support for Medicaid expansion strong among low-income adults

For immediate release: Wednesday, October 8, 2014 Boston, MA — Low-income adults overwhelmingly support Medicaid expansion and think the government-sponsored program offers health care coverage that is comparable to or even better in quality than private health insurance coverage, according to a…