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Archive: August, 2013

Let’s blame Obamacare for everything

Monday, August 26, 2013, 6:00 AM
Two major organizations announced significant changes in their health insurance benefits last week. They will no longer cover the spouses of employees who are eligible for benefits from their own employer. United Parcel Service will implement the change for white-collar workers. The University of... Read more

Disability and Obamacare: New freedom to return to work

Sunday, August 18, 2013, 12:00 AM
One of the biggest challenges facing disabled people is how to enter the workforce and still maintain the health care coverage they need. According to the 2000 Census, there are 33.1 million working age people with disabilities between the ages 16 and 64 in the United States. For those individuals... Read more

Fraud and abuse: Will delays in ACA verification increase costs?

Friday, August 9, 2013, 6:00 AM
The Obama Administration announced another delay in implementing a part of the Affordable Care Act. And as if on cue, the criticisms came flying in. This time the concern is one of widespread fraud and abuse. The problem lies in the delay of verification provisions for subsidies for policies purchased... Read more

Cancer by any other name...Is it still deadly?

Tuesday, August 6, 2013, 6:00 AM
Cancer screening isn’t working. That’s what a study panel from the National Cancer Institute concluded in a new article published recently in The Journal of the American Medical Association. Cancer kills thousands of people in the United States each year. A total of 580,350 cancer deaths... 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
Donald Schwarz, MD, MPH Deputy Mayor for Health & Opportunity and Health Commissioner for the City of Philadelphia
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
Krystyna Dereszowska A third-year law student concentrating in health at Drexel
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