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The ACA at Age 5: What Lessons Can We Draw?

John Geyman | Posted 03.30.2015 | Politics
John Geyman

Having assessed in the last three posts the impacts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) over the last five years, we have seen that the ACA will not bring universal access, contain health care costs for patients and taxpayers, or improve the quality of care.

The Affordable Care Act at Age Five: Quality of Care

John Geyman | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics
John Geyman

The ACA was built on a flawed financing system, which will be unsustainable for patients, families and taxpayers.

Costs and Affordability of Care

John Geyman | Posted 03.09.2015 | Politics
John Geyman

In this second post assessing the track record of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) five years after its enactment, we now look at its impact on containment of health care costs and affordability of care, two of its principal goals.

Obamacare at Age Five: Access to Care

John Geyman | Posted 04.29.2015 | Politics
John Geyman

Based on the above, together with trends going forward, it is clear that the ACA has failed to remedy the nation's access to care problem.

Martin Luther King Jr. -- Health Care as a Moral Crisis

John Geyman | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics
John Geyman

As Martin Luther King knew full well, health care is a moral issue. Virtually all advanced countries around the world recognized long ago that health care is a human right, not a privilege based on ability to pay.

Myths and Misperceptions About Primary Care

John Geyman | Posted 10.22.2011 | Books
John Geyman

We are indebted to the late Dr. Barbara Starfield of the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health for this basic definition of the four pillars of primary care.