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    How Health Insurance Actually Works

    Posted by Sophie Teague on Aug 3, 2017 10:10:55 AM

    By Kristina M. Young, MS & Philip J. Kroth, MD, MS
    Authors of Health Care USA, 9th Edition

    Amidst all the rhetoric and bluster of the health care debate, public discourse suggests that many lawmakers and the American public have little understanding of the fundamental principles of how insurance actually works.  Regarding the ACA, calls to end its “individual mandate” because it infringes upon personal rights, suggestions to segregate people with pre-existing conditions into high-risk pools, and proposals to cap life-time health insurance benefits are only three examples of what seem to bespeak an enduring ignorance. In the face of all controversies, health insurance market principles remain grounded in insurers’ management of risk and how insurance works.

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    Topics: ACA, health administration, Individual Mandate, MACRA, National Health, health insurance, Public Administration

    Lots of Focus on the ACA, Meanwhile MACRA Is Here to Stay

    Posted by Sophie Teague on Apr 5, 2017 3:24:30 PM

    While the recent headlines are focused on the potential repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), another health care law is moving forward, unobstructed. The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) was passed in 2015 with full support from both sides of the congressional aisle.

    MACRA is a separate but complementary law to the ACA, according to Kristina M. Young, MS (SUNY Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions) and Philip J. Kroth, MD, MS (University of New Mexico School of Medicine). Young and Kroth are the authors of the new 9th edition of Sultz & Young’s Health Care USA.

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    Topics: ACA, health administration, Kristina M. Young, MACRA, Philip J. Kroth

    8 Student Assignments to Help You Navigate Politics in the Classroom

    Posted by Sophie Teague on Feb 18, 2017 7:53:19 AM

    By Sharon Buchbinder, RN, PhD
    Author of Introduction to Health Care Management, 3rd Edition

    As we roll into the second month of a new administration in Washington, D.C., many of our previously held beliefs are being challenged on all levels. Therefore, it should come as no surprise when these politics and the accompanying feelings flow into our classrooms and discussion boards. How can we as healthcare management educators help our students to process these events and emotions?

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    Topics: ACA, Sharon Buchbinder Blog, Classroom Assignments, Trump Administration

    Spring 2017 Webinar Recordings Now Available

    Posted by Sophie Teague on Feb 9, 2017 6:04:01 PM

    If you weren't able to join us for any of these spring webinars featuring authors of our newest titles, check out the recording:

    Nursing Informatics
    Hear from authors Dee McGonigle and Kathleen Mastrian as they discuss the topic of nursing informatics. Learn how their new text Nursing Informatics and the Foundation of Knowledge, Fourth Edition can help faculty teach this important topic and demonstrate its value as an area of specialization.
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    Topics: ACA, Richard Riegelman, undergraduate public health, Webinar, health disparities, MACRA, mass incarceration, webinars

    Jones & Bartlett Learning Author and Health Policy and Law Expert Joel Teitelbaum Weighs in on the Latest Affordable Care Act Litigation

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Jul 21, 2016 11:49:31 AM

    More than six years after becoming law, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) remains heavily litigated.  Since 2010, dozens of lawsuits have been lodged against it, with four of them reaching the United States Supreme Court – a remarkable number given the law’s relatively short lifespan and the fact that the Court only grants approximately 80 of the 8,000 case petitions it receives each year.  ACA litigation continued apace over the past year, with two new important decisions handed down in May of 2016.

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    Topics: Health, ACA, Affordable Care Act, health policy, Joel Teitelbaum, Public Health

    King v. Burwell: A Policy Expert’s View, Part 2: The Verdict

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Jul 2, 2015 2:35:11 PM

    This is the second installment of a 2-part commentary by Jones & Bartlett Learning author and health policy expert, Joel Teitelbaum, on the most recent challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) before the U.S. Supreme Court.

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    Topics: Health, ACA, Affordable Care Act, health policy, Joel Teitelbaum, Public Health

    Supreme Court upholds a key part of the Affordable Care Act

    Posted by charlottes on Jun 29, 2015 1:17:44 PM

    “Congress passed the Affordable Care Act to improve health insurance markets, not to destroy them,” Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. wrote.

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    Topics: allied health, ACA, Affordable Care Act, healthcare law, Obamacare, SCOTUS

    King v. Burwell: A Policy Expert's View, Part 1

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Mar 27, 2015 1:19:14 PM

    This is the first installment of a 2-part commentary by Jones & Bartlett Learning author and health policy expert, Joel Teitelbaum, on the most recent challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), now a case before the U.S. Supreme Court. The second installment will discuss the Supreme Court’s decision in the case (expected by the end of June, when the Court concludes its current term).

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    Topics: Health, public health education, ACA, Affordable Care Act, health policy, Joel Teitelbaum, Public Health, Public health management, Public Administration, Supreme Court Health Reform Decision

    5-Star Review for Health Care USA, Eighth Edition

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Nov 15, 2013 11:50:12 AM

    Great news! Health Care USA: Understanding Its Organization and Delivery, Eighth Edition by Harry A. Sultz and Kristina M. Young just received a perfect score of 100 and 5 stars from Doody's Review Service. Reviewer, James C. Townsend, DHSc., MBA, MIS, from A. T. Still University, writes that "given the changes in healthcare in the U.S. and the passage of the ACA, this book provides a much needed update."

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    Topics: Harry A. Sultz, ACA, Affordable Care Act, Doody's Review Service, health administration, Kristina M. Young, Review

    New Webinar: Teaching the Affordable Care Act with Health Care USA

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Oct 25, 2013 4:16:27 PM

    Have you been looking for ways to engage your students in understanding the complexities of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)? Earlier this week, we conducted a webinar on teaching the ACA in the college classroom. Our special guest presenter was Kristina M. Young, co-author of Health Care USA, Eighth Edition.

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    Topics: New Edition, public health education, ACA, Affordable Care Act, health administration, Kristina M. Young, Webinar

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