[GEAR WINDING] The individual mandate may be the most unpopular part of the Affordable Care Act and as a consequence, Republicans are against it and want to repeal it. But if we’re going to get everyone into the insurance pool, if we’re going to get coverage for everyone, we need to have some mechanism to
SARA COLLINS: After it dropped considerably after the Affordable Care Act’s passage, the uninsured rate in the United States has really– it’s flattened out. It’s really not– we’re not really seeing any gains. And in fact, we’ve seen a little bit of an uptick in the rate. About 27 to 30 million people are currently
Short Term Health Insurance, or sometimes called Term Health Insurance is just what it sounds like – insurance for a short term – and you have to reapply every 90 days. And they have the option whether or not to renew your your policy if you have filed any claims. That means you would have
ROBERT BLENDON: It turns out people who favor Medicare for all are much more critical of the US economic system. People who favor the ACA are much more positive about the USE. So it’s not just how I feel about my doctor and the hospital and insurance. The ACA people are more favorable to employer
MICHELLE WILLIAMS: Welcome to The Forum, livestreamed worldwide from the Leadership Studio at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. I’m Dean Michelle Williams. The Forum is a collaboration between the Harvard Chan School and Independent News Media. Each program features a panel of experts addressing some of today’s most pressing public health issues.
VERY GOOD TO SEE YOU.>>GOOD TO SEE YOU. BEFORE WE START.>>Jimmy: YES.>>THERE’S SOME YINACCURACIES I THE FRED WILLARD PIECE.>>Jimmy: OH, YOU MEAN HAL. WHAT ARE THE INACCURACIES?>>IT IS NOT HARVEST TIME.>>Jimmy: THAT’S RIGHT. IT’S FEBRUARY, I GUESS NOT.>>THERE’S THAT. ALSO, MINNESOTA HAS CAUCUSES.>>Jimmy: UH-HUH.>>AND THE PEOPLE WHO ARE THERE, WHO VOLUNTEER.>>Jimmy: RIGHT.>>THEY’RE GREAT. AND THEY’RE
PHIL ELLIS: Private insurers pay about twice as much to hospitals, nearly twice as much to hospitals as Medicare pays for the same procedure. Primary care doctors are paid actually similarly, but specialists get paid also much more often twice as much if not more. So moving to a Medicare payment base would be a