Public insurance can provide needed medical coverage for those who cannot afford it. Considering that private insurance is often bound to employment, a public option could have an impact on the labor market if it reduces incentives to work.
In this presentation, Robin Affrime discusses the impact the Affordable Care Act can have on community clinics that currently serve uninsured and poor populations. Affrime is CEO of CommuniCare Health Centers.
In this presentation, Ron Chapman describes the Affordable Care Act’s impact on public health, health equity and public health services. Chapman is the Director of the California Department of Public Health.
In this presentation, Tom DeLeire discusses his research on how the Affordable Care Act might affect how much childless adults use health care. DeLeire is a Professor of Public Policy at Georgetown University.
Laura Schmidt presented her case study on the resurgent health care system in post-Katrina New Orleans.
Schmidt is a Professor of Health Policy in the School of Medicine at the University of California at San Francisco. She is also Co-director of the Community Engagement and Health Policy Program for UCSF’s Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute.
One in five children in the United States is the child of immigrants. These new Americans, most of whom are U.S. citizens, are more than twice as likely as children of natives to have no health insurance. Prior research has shown that differences in income or employment between native and immigrant parents do not account for the disparity in coverage.