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Stuart Altman, Ph.D, Heller School of Public Policy, Brandeis University

Stuart Altman, Ph.D, Heller School of Public Policy, Brandeis University

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Stuart Altman, PhD, Sol C. Chaikin Professor of National Health Policy at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. Dr. Altman is an expert on universal health coverage and discusses his recent work as Chair of the IOM Committee assessing progress on recommendations made in the 2010 Institute of Medicine Report on The Future of Nursing, which advocates for a stronger role for nurses in the…

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Kevin Counihan, Marketplace CEO of Healthcare.gov

Kevin Counihan, Marketplace CEO of Healthcare.gov

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Kevin Counihan, Marketplace CEO of Healthcare.gov, the online Federal health insurance marketplace. Mr. Counihan discusses changes to the online portal aimed at making the shopping experience more user-friendly, additional consumer protections for those purchasing insurance online, as well as goals for helping more uninsured Americans to gain coverage.

Jonathan Gruber, PhD, MIT Economist

Jonathan Gruber, PhD, MIT Economist

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Jonathan Gruber, Health Economist and Professor of Economics at MIT. Gruber is the key architect of the Massachusetts health reform as well as the Affordable Care Act and discusses the successes as well as legal challenges facing the health care law moving forward. 

Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, Chair of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, UPenn

Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, Chair of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, UPenn

This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, Vice Provost for Global Initiatives and chair of medical ethics and health policy at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Emanuel served as special advisor for health policy for the Obama Administration¬†assisting in the formulation of the Affordable Care Act and discusses the law’s potential impact on population health .