Read Len Nichols’ review of the book, Health Care Reform and Disparities: History, Hype and Hope, by Toni P. Miles in The Gerontologist 2013. Article
Len Nichols is quoted in a New Republic article (8/14/13) “The Big Savings Obamacare Critics Miss” by Jonathan Cohn. article
When the Affordable Care Act was debated in Congress, the House of Representatives wanted one federal exchange and as much federal control of state insurance markets as possible. The Senate wanted state insurance exchanges and state flexibility to tailor market rules to local market conditions.
You can read the complete Op-Ed article through this link States Take Practical Path on Exchanges.
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Len M. Nichols among several other authors are featured in the Hastings Center Report, September – October issue, published by The Hastings Center this month.
The issues before the Supreme Court, arising as they did out of multiple cases and divergent appellate court rulings, were quite complex, and its final decision will be parsed rather differently by lawyers, health policy wonks, and economists (or metaphysical philosophers, in Chief Justice John Roberts’s memorable phrase). This essay will focus on one singular element: did the final ruling enhance or detract from our collective power to exercise stewardship over our health care resources?
Clearly Americans diverge on key features of a desirable society and on the wisdom of using government to achieve even mutually desirable goals. But before politics settles the fate of the Affordable Care Act (and perhaps also the federal role in health policy for the foreseeable future), we should focus on what the Court has allowed us to consider: if we want it to, federal power may constitutionally be marshaled to compel insurers to end discrimination against the sick and to offer more transparent products so the marketplace will better serve consumers.
Dr. Nichols’ article titled “Justice Roberts’s Health Care Stewardship” can be read here: The Hastings Center Report September – October Issue