Tag Archives: ACA

Health Insurance and the Affordable Care Act


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By Alessandra Fodera (NHS ’16) Before President Barack Obama assumed office in 2008, he promised the American people that, if elected, he would fight for health care reform to increase access to health insurance. In 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable … Continue reading

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Redefining Financial Incentives and Quality in the Healthcare Field through the Medicare Shared Savings Program


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By Alexis Boaz (NHS ’15) According to data released by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the United States spent $2.7 trillion dollars on health care in 2011, which made up 17.9 percent of the GDP (Squires, 2012).   … Continue reading

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“Obamacare” and You: The Impact of the ACA on Young Adults


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 By Adriana Zinn (COL ’15) In November 2011, I was a college freshman at Georgetown University, away from home for the first time. I was experiencing new things outside of the lens of my parents, which was both novel and … Continue reading

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Preventive Services and the Affordable Care Act: Impacts and Challenges


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By Eileen Marino (NHS ’15) The Affordable Care Act contains a number of provisions that collectively intend to improve the quality and access of health care, impacting both the patient and other sectors of the health system.   While many of … Continue reading

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The Health and Human Services Mandate and Religious Freedom


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By Eileen Marino (NHS ’15) The United States of America was founded on the provision of liberty.  The first settlers in our nation sought asylum to preserve their civil and religious freedoms.  They shared a desire to live in a … Continue reading

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