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David Grande

Does Philadelphia have primary care deserts?

Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 4:55 PM
Over the past two years, one of the top health care priorities in Philadelphia has been getting people signed up for health insurance. That is still a huge, unfinished task, but alongside it we need to make sure we have enough doctors in the right places to deliver care. For health care reform to... Read more

Governor Wolf is right: Scrapping Healthy PA will get more people covered

Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 9:00 AM
Health insurance is complicated. When you’re struggling to make ends meet, that means not getting coverage. When Governor Corbett released his Healthy PA plan as an “alternative” to a traditional expansion of the Medicaid program, it was laced with complexity. His determination... Read more

Why we should all care about Obamacare

Monday, October 20, 2014, 4:00 AM
Despite all the media attention, most of us are only bystanders to the activities surrounding “Obamacare.” That’s because most of us still get our health insurance through our employers. The ACA focused on stabilizing the individual market and making coverage more affordable for... Read more

Better late than never for Pennsylvania Medicaid

Friday, August 29, 2014, 12:24 PM
Pennsylvania may finally expand its Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act but not the way the drafters of the law had envisioned. And not exactly the way Governor Corbett envisioned it either. Some aspects of the Governor’s “Healthy Pennsylvania” plan received federal approval... Read more

Can Obamacare's Narrow Networks Really Be Good for Patients?

Thursday, May 29, 2014, 12:10 PM
Could so called “narrow networks” be good for your health? As insurers look to hold down premiums one strategy they are using is to limit the number of choices patients have for doctors and hospitals. Cost is lower because insurers can negotiate lower prices and direct patients to doctors... Read more

Why Pennsylvania Medicaid is So Expensive, and What to Do About It

Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 6:00 AM
Last week, Gov. Corbett submitted his Medicaid expansion proposal to the federal government. By most accounts, this proposal, which entails work-search requirements, premium payments, and changes to existing benefits, faces significant obstacles to federal approval. Even if approved, Medicaid coverage... Read more
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Robert I. Field, Ph.D., J.D., M.P.H. Professor, School of Law & Drexel School of Public Health
Jeffrey Brenner, MD Founder of the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, Medical Director of the Urban Health Institute at Cooper University Healthcare
Andy Carter President & CEO, The Hospital & Healthsystem Assoc. of Pa.
Robert B. Doherty Senior Vice President of Governmental Affairs & Public Policy American College of Physicians
David Grande, MD, MPA Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Tine Hansen-Turton Chief Strategy Officer of Public Health Management Corporation
Drew A. Harris, DPM, MPH Director of Health Policy Program at the Jefferson School of Population Health
Antoinette Kraus Director of the Pennsylvania Health Access Network
Laval Miller-Wilson Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Health Law Project
David B. Nash, MD, MBA Founding Dean of the Jefferson School of Population Health
Mark V. Pauly, Ph.D. Professor of Health Care Management, Business Economics and Public Policy at The Wharton School
Howard J. Peterson, MHA Managing Partner of TRG Healthcare, a national healthcare consulting firm
Paula L. Stillman, MD, MBA Healthcare consultant with special expertise in population health and disease management
Elizabeth A. W. Williams Senior Vice President & Chief Communications Officer for Independence Blue Cross
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