Dr. Coburn presents highlights of ACA to Maine legislators

Dr. Andrew Coburn

Dr. Andrew Coburn of the USM Muskie School spoke with Maine legislators attending the Health Forum session of the Policy Leaders Academy on February 26th, providing an overview of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as "Obamacare," as well as an update on the ACA timeline, health insurance coverage (including mandatory coverage groups and insurance exchanges), delivery system improvements, and cost containment.

This Forum, sponsored by the Maine Health Access Foundation, also included a presentation on the ACA and Maine Businesses by John Benoit of Employee Benefits Solutions. For more information, please contact Barbara Leonard, Vice President for Programs, MeHAF at bleonard@mehaf.org.

New Publications

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Building Bridges Beyond the Quadrangle: The CAO and the External Community
(Book chapter by Mark Lapping in: Martin J, Samuels JE, eds. The Provost's Handbook: The Role of the Chief Academic Officer. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press; 2015:200-206.)

Health Data and Financing and Delivery System Reform: Is the Glass Half Full or Half Empty? (Issue Brief by Barbara Shaw, Andy Coburn, Kimberley Fox, Andrea Gerstenberger, and Barbara Leonard)

New Jersey's Manage by Data Program: Changing Culture and Capacity to Improve Outcomes(Report by David Lambert and Julie Atkins).

Rural Implications of Medicaid Expansion under the Affordable Care Act. (Issue Brief by Erika Ziller, Jennifer Lenardson, and Andy Coburn).

Safety of Rural Nursing Home-to-Emergency Department Transfers: Improving Communication and Patient Information Sharing across Settings. Journal for Healthcare Quality, 37(1), 55-65. (Authors: Judy Tupper, Carolyn Gray, Karen Pearson, and Andy Coburn).

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