1:00pm - 1:25pm “The Politics of Health Care” Cedric Dark, MD, MPH, FACEP 1:25pm - 1:50pm “Universal Coverage: Getting There from Here” Alison Haddock, MD, FACEP 1:50pm - 2:15pm “It’s the Prices, Stupid” Laura Medford-Davis, … Continue reading

Obamacare Shields from Financial Harm

In 2005, the 194 members of the World Health Organization, including the United States, committed to achieving universal health coverage as a Sustainable Development Goal. To meet the mark, UHC must not only provide equitable access, but also protect people accessing health care from financial … Continue reading

How Much Should Health Care Cost?

There is no standard for how much healthcare services should cost nationally, so it is difficult to determine if and how much hospitals and clinics overcharge. Insurers do not reimburse the full charges and health care bills may be inflated to adjust for the reduced reimbursement. This study … Continue reading

Time to Demand Network Adequacy

While the Affordable Care Act was specific about minimum standards for health insurance plans, it was vague in defining adequate access in the Marketplace. Repeal efforts have focused on more insurance plan choices but offered little discussion about widening the number or variety of healthcare … Continue reading