Topic: health reform

Obamacare and obstructionism

With the launch of the new state health insurance exchanges on Oct. 1, HSPH professor Atul Gawande writes in a New Yorker editorial about three forms of obstructionism taking place to hinder the rollout: some states not accepting federal funds to expand…

Government shutdown and the ACA

The acrimonious politics surrounding the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, led to a government shutdown on October 1, 2013—the day the ACA’s health exchanges debuted. But [[Robert Blendon]], Richard L. Menschel Professor of Public Health and professor of health policy and…