Public health is running for office, and it will have an uphill battle on many fronts. Those in the field of public health understand what policymakers must enact: If we cannot protect, improve, and ensure the health of everyone, then everyone’s health will be at risk.
Marianne Udow-Phillips, MHSA ’78
The framers of the Affordable Care Act can be proud of many things the act has accomplished, from reducing the number of uninsured to assuring those with preexisting conditions are not excluded from coverage. Perhaps most significantly, the ACA has changed the way we think and the actual conversation we are having about health care coverage and care.