Director, Next System Project
Beyond Obamacare: local models for affordable healthcare
To most Americans, especially the more than half who have less than $1,000 to their name, losing their health insurance could be catastrophic. As we now know, even Americans that get their health insurance through their employer could be affected by a repeal of the ACA. So the daily onslaught of news about how soon and how completely the ACA will be eviscerated, overturned and/or replaced and the horrifying consequences that will have, is anxiety-inducing for many. I get it. Going back to the era of denial for pre-existing conditions, spiraling costs, and lack of access to preventative care is not a pleasant prospect.