Inoculating Healthcare Businesses with Enterprise Resilience

At a time when the nationwide debate over Health Reform has no clear endpoint, executives in the health related sectors should take a pragmatic approach and guide their organizations to prepare and plan for change.  While uncertainty is at an all-time high, providers, insurers and pharma/biotech businesses should embrace a posture of resilience.  For example, the Enterprise Resilience model enables business in different sectors to prepare, plan and align their efforts to address the implications of various scenarios related to health reform.  It is a defensive posture in which they must und

Commonwealth Fund Survey Documents ACA's Role in Helping Women

Between 2010 and 2016, the number of U.S. women without health insurance dropped nearly in half from 19 million to 11 million—or 20% to 11% of the population—according to a recent analysis of Commonwealth Fund’s Biennial Health Insurance Surveys.  The surveys also show that women ages 19 to 64 who shopped for new coverage on their own found it significantly easier to find affordable plans in 2016 compared to 2010.

Leighton Ku and Sara Rosenbaum Communicate About Health Reform Impacts

 As Congressional consideration of efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act proceed, Health Policy and Management faculty Leighton Ku and Sara Rosenbaum have been busy communicating with the media and others about potential consequences of the legislative proposals and of the importance of Medicaid.  The two have been quoted in dozens of print and broadcast media articles and spots over the past few months.  

Sara Rosenbaum Quoted in Washington Post Story During “Skinny Bill” Debate

Harold and Jane Hirsh Professor of Health Law and Policy Sara Rosenbaum

The so-called “Skinny Bill” debated by the Senate as a means of repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act would make “enormous” changes to both private and public insurance, GW Health Policy and Management Professor Sara Rosenbaum said in a story published on July 27 in the Washington Post.

Why Embracing Resilience Will Help Whatever Happens Next in the Repeal/Replace Debate

So the Senate Republicans failed to pass legislation that would repeal and replace Obamacare.  What now?  Even if the House and Senate take a break from their efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, the administration still has power to strengthen or weaken the law. The words “The Secretary shall” appear more than 1,400 times in the ACA (according to sources), thus giving the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services significant authority over the functioning of the law.