This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Sara Collins, PhD, Vice President of Health Care Coverage and Access at the Commonwealth Fund, a non-partisan foundation dedicated to promoting a high-functioning health care system. Dr. Collins discusses the Fund’s recent report showing a marked improvement in the reduction of the uninsured in America since the first open enrollment and the increased utilization of health care among the previously uninsured.
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Alan Weil, Editor-in-Chief of Health Affairs, the leading journal at the intersection of health, health care, and health policy. Mr. Weil discusses the vital role the publication must play as a non-partisan, peer-reviewed journal in the ongoing health care debate and how its presence is poised to expand in the new media marketplace.
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Benjamin Sommers, Professor of Health Policy and Economics at the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Sommers is an expert on the impact of universal health coverage and Medicaid expansion as well as their influence on improved outcomes, reduced mortality rates and improved public health.
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Ardis Dee Hoven, President of the American Medical Association, the largest and oldest organization in the nation representing medical professionals. Dr. Hoven discusses the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and its impact on the future of the practice of medicine in this country.
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Aaron Smith, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Young Invincibles, a non-profit working to give young adults a voice in the political process. Mr. Smith discusses their impact on provisions in the Affordable Care Act affecting the “millennial” population and their national efforts to encourage young adults to participate in the Insurance Exchanges.
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with former Senator Ben Nelson of Nebraska, now Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. Senator Nelson discusses the challenges being experienced by the nation’s Insurance Commissioners, who are adapting their state programs to incorporate measures in the Affordable Care Act such as the insurance exchanges and the expansion of Medicaid.