The Future of Obama Care

On November 14, 2012, in In the News, by charlalord
Dr. James Brasfield

Dr. James Brasfield

Election 2012 is over but questions about the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obama Care, continue.  Webster professor of management and author of Health Policy:  The Decade Ahead Dr. James Brasfield was asked by KMOX radio to explain what is next concerning what will happen next and a Missouri health exchange. Listen to his interview on the Charlie Brennan Show.

Dr. Jim Brasfield

By Vincenza Previte
Walker School of Business

The race for the White House is gearing up with health care and the polarizing 2010 Affordable Care Act policy at the center of many U.S. presidential campaign debates. A proposal to make major changes in Medicare has fervent supporters and strong critics.

Dr. Jim Brasfield, professor of management and health care management at Webster University, addresses many of those issues in his book Health Policy: The Decade Ahead.  The August 2012 KMOX Newsradio’s  Charlie Brennan recently featured Brasfield during his August Book Club.

Brennan and Brasfield discussed issues regarding funding, the delivery of health care services, Medicare trust funds and one of the most fundamental issues raised in health care debates— Who should pay for Medicare?

Traditional Medicare is a federal health insurance program that provides care for individuals over 65 years of age and for the disabled. Medicaid is a health and medical services program for low income families and individuals. Even though it is a federal program, each state establishes its own plan and eligibility standards.

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