Affordable Care Act

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WDET-FM: Detroit Today discusses health care and the 2020 election with guests, Marianne Udow-Phillips and Yasmeen Abutaleb

Healthcare reform political debate has centered on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) since it was passed in 2010 by the Obama administration. Republicans in Congress and President Trump have been threatening to repeal the ACA for the last four years, putting the law in danger. In an October podcast, “In 2020, Healthcare is Top of Mind for Most Voters,” Detroit …

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Detroit Free Press, In The Media: Detroit Free Press speaks with Udow-Phillips about COVID-19 response, other major health concerns

In the Detroit Free Press article, Retiring Michigan health care expert: We would not have predicted  COVID-19 response, reporter JC Reindl interviewed Marianne Udow-Phillips, CHRT’s founding executive director, about how health care has evolved through her career, to discuss various health care concerns, CHRT’s role in Michigan’s COVID-19 response, and CHRT’s role in Michigan’s decision to expand Medicaid through the …

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In The Media, U.S. News and World Report: HealthDay interviews Marianne Udow-Phillips about prognosis for health care in America following a Biden victory

On November 4, 2020, while votes were still being tabulated in states across the country, HealthDay’s Mabel Jong interviewed Marianne Udow-Phillips, founding executive director of CHRT, about the future of health care in America if Biden were to win the electoral college. Biden and Trump have drastically different health care plans, and insurance coverage continues to be a critical topic …

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In The Media, Webinar: Marianne Udow-Phillips discusses the impact and future of the ACA during 10th anniversary panel

During a virtual panel in October 2020 moderated by John Z. Ayanian, the director of the University of Michigan’s Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation (IHPI), and Dr. Howard Markel, the director of the University of Michigan’s Center for the History of Medicine, Marianne Udow-Phillips discussed the impact and future of the ACA.  The panel, which also included John McDonough …

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Another existential threat to the Affordable Care Act in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic

Having health insurance is essential to getting early diagnosis and treatment.  And if we’ve learned one thing during this coronavirus crisis, it’s that early diagnosis and treatment isn’t just important for the individual affected, it’s important for all of us. That’s why I was so troubled this week when, during a press conference, President Trump reaffirmed his support for a …

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In The Media, MLive: Bartholomew discusses the healthcare system changes proposed by Democratic presidential candidates

Ryan Bartholomew, a health policy analyst at CHRT, offers insight on the different approaches to improving our healthcare system proposed by Presidential hopefuls Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders in “How Democratic Presidential candidates want to change health care.” “The largest benefit is if you are a fan of the private health insurance marketplace,” says Bartholomew of Biden’s proposal. “If you …

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Ten years in, Riba shares the legacy and future of CHRT’s Cover Michigan Survey

Melissa Riba, Research and Evaluation Director, Center for Health and Research Transformation (CHRT) Recently, our research and evaluation team sat down for a 2020 work-planning meeting, and we asked ourselves, “what did we want to accomplish in 2020?” As our conversation focused on the year ahead, it also led me to think about the last ten years of Cover Michigan …

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Rising Deductibles and the Underinsured

Co-authors Leah Corneail, Health Policy Analyst and CHRT Policy Fellowship Program Manager Josh Fangmeier, Senior Health Policy Analyst November 1st of this year marked the beginning of the Affordable Care Act’s third marketplace open enrollment period. As consumers, health plans, and exchanges prepared for open enrollment, much of the current health policy debate shifted from reducing the number of uninsured …

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