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After the Ruling on the Affordable Care Act: Can We Just Give it a Chance?

It is hard for me to understand why opponents of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) react so negatively to the law and use such vitriolic language in describing their views. There is a legitimate public policy debate about this law, but the policy debates have not been much in evidence in the aftermath of the June 28 Supreme Court ruling. …

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A Remarkable Day in Healthcare

It is a remarkable day in healthcare in America. The Affordable Care Act is largely upheld and millions of people can stop holding their breath. Whether you were in support of the law or opposed to it, you now know where things stand in the legal system. And, it is good. Millions of people who have not been able to …

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Why Employers Should Care About the Fate of the ACA

Recent Supreme Court oral arguments have left many wondering about the fate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). If the ACA does not remain in effect—the result of Supreme Court decisions or the political process—employers need to understand what might happen next. (Hint: it won’t be pretty.) The problems the ACA was designed to address—coverage, quality, cost, and individual/small group …

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Crain's Detroit Business: Women in Business: Changing the Game 2012

Crain’s recognizes 11 “game-changers” who set the standard from corporate to academia, including CHRT director Marianne Udow-Phillips. (Subscription required to view full text)

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Another Missed Opportunity in Communicating Health Care Reform: The Case of the Aggressive Collection Agency

While many have criticized the Obama administration’s communication about the benefits of the ACA (and justifiably so), few have focused on the role of the press. The press has an obligation to inform, educate and elucidate. While they have thoroughly covered the politics of the ACA, they haven’t done nearly enough to cover the content of the law. I’ll grant …

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Poverty and Health: A Connection We Can’t Ignore

In a New York Times op-ed last December, Elizabeth Bradley and Lauren Taylor wrote about the study of global health spending published they published in the journal BMJ Quality and Safety. Their analysis broadened the concept of international health care spending to include spending on social services. Their findings were significant and ought to help us all think about health …

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