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Articles by Cedric Dark, MD, MPH, FACEP

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

We Must Oppose AHCA

There is not much time as the House of Representatives are currently debating the American Health Care Act on the floor. To the best of my knowledge, this bill would get rid of several of the ACA’s provisions. Specifically: Eliminating [...]

May 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

Four Ways to Improve upon the Affordable Care Act

In a grand effort to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, U.S. Congressional Republicans have failed in their attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). With the understanding that the ACA will remain the law of the land, what can Congress [...]

April 25, 2017 // 0 Comments

A Pathway to Expanding Coverage & Modernizing Medicaid

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, [...]

February 25, 2017 // 0 Comments


The Academy Health National Health Policy Conference is one of my two favorite conferences to attend every year. The other is my specialty society’s Leadership and Advocacy Conference. But the reason why I enjoy the NHPC – which is [...]

February 1, 2017 // 0 Comments

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