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A Pathway to Expanding Coverage & Modernizing Medicaid

OP/note: An excerpt from Dr. Dark's post on the BCM PolicyWise Blog

Some believe the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is destined for failure and that rising prices in the individual market indicate it has entered a death spiral. The new administration and the 115th Congress echo, and likely are attempting to facilitate, this sentiment of doom. Yet, if politicians are willing to redeem themselves and compromise, the law can be improved upon instead of being destroyed.

A pathway to expanding health insurance coverage, offering better clinical care, and providing financial security to the uninsured begins by salvaging the ACA’s marketplaces and using them to replace Medicaid with private coverage.

For more, read the original post here.

Cedric Dark, MD, MPH, FACEP
About Cedric Dark, MD, MPH, FACEP

Cedric Dark, MD, MPH, FACEP is Founder and Executive Editor of Policy Prescriptions®. A summa cum laude graduate of Morehouse College, Dr. Dark earned his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine. He holds a master’s degree from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. He completed his residency training at George Washington University. Currently, Dr. Dark is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine and a Health Policy Scholar in the Center for Medical Ethics & Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine. He produces a health policy podcast for the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Dark’s commentary and opinions on this website are his own and do not represent the views of Baylor College of Medicine or the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Contact: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | YouTube | More Posts