Topic: Affordable Care Act

Rigorous research, not anecdotes, should guide Obamacare debate

As states and consumers debate making changes to Medicaid and other public health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act, care should be taken to make sure health policy is shaped by rigorous research rather than by personal anecdotes that may be…

Bi-partisan approach to ACA could aid Trump presidency

Robert J. Blendon, Richard L. Menschel Professor of Public Health and Professor of Health Policy and Political Analysis and director of the Harvard Opinion Research Program at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, recommended in a December 7, 2016 USA Today column…

Trump’s health secretary choice sparks concern

Trump’s choice for U.S. health secretary—U.S. Rep. Tom Price, a fierce critic of the Affordable Care Act—suggests the President-elect may follow through on his campaign promise to repeal the health reform law. John McDonough, professor of the practice of public health at…

The future of public health under President Trump

How might the election of Donald Trump as the next U.S. president impact public health over the next four years? John McDonough, professor of the practice of public health at Harvard Chan School, who worked in the Senate on the passage of…

A ‘death blow’ to Obamacare?

With Donald Trump poised to become president, and with GOP majorities in the House of Representatives and the Senate, Republicans potentially “have a death blow to the Obamacare health coverage expansion,” according to John McDonough, professor of the practice of public health…

What will Donald Trump’s victory mean for the health of America?

Following Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential election, Americans should work to strengthen institutions close to home—hospitals, schools, local governments, and our workplaces—wrote Atul Gawande, professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management and executive director of Ariadne Labs, in a…

Navigating the Affordable Care Act

October 31, 2016—Open enrollment for people buying insurance through the Affordable Care Act begins November 1, 2016 and runs through January 31, 2017. A major change this year will be increased rates; premiums for the most common “Silver” plans will jump an…

A guide to Obamacare

October 27, 2016 — In our new podcast series, Harvard Chan: This Week in Health, we’ll bring you top health headlines—from wellness tips to important global health trends. You’ll also hear insight from Harvard Chan experts. In this…