ACA Insurance Expansions and Primary Care Access

March 7, 2019 11:45 am - 12:45 pm


Mailman School of Public Health, Room 532: 722 West 168th Street, Room 532, New York, NY 10032

Event Organizer

Columbia Population Research Center

About the Seminar
Since its passage in 2010, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), has been the subject of intense national political debate. As with other publically financed health insurance expansion proposals, improvements in individual and collective health outcomes was an important motivator in the ACA’s creation. However, health insurance enrollment in and of itself remains an insufficient mechanism for improving health outcomes.

Viewing the ACA through the lens of a policy shock, Daniel E. Polsky, PhD, MPP, the Robert D. Eilers Professor of Health Care Management at the University of Pennsylvania (bio), will explore the unintended challenges in accessing health care and will consider policies that might minimize these adverse effects.