In the News: The Health Care Law’s Checkup

Dr. Toni Miles, professor of epidemiology, was one of seven health care experts invited to offer their thoughts on “The Health Care Law’s Checkup” in The New York Times’ Opinion Pages feature, Room for Debate.

Four years ago, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law. Is the law working? What needs to be fixed? And what is beyond repair?

“To understand what works about the Affordable Care Act, it is important to fully appreciate that in the United States, our only access to health care is through insurance, and approximately 70 percent of Americans obtain health insurance through employer-sponsored plans — plans found in the private insurance markets. Before the health care law, newly widowed or divorced adults — 24 percent of women and 30 percent of men between the ages of 18 and 64 — had few options for access to health insurance.”

Read the entire discussion at The New York Times.

Posted March 21, 2014.