Where's My Health Insurance?
Posted on October 13, 2017 9:19 am MST, by Walker Ladd
Like you, I have been aware of the recent news that the federal health care cost-sharing subsidies for individuals at or below the poverty line will end. Individuals earning below $30,000 and families earning below $60,000 will lose necessary subsidies to offset the cost of coverage. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation brief, "While the federal government would save money by not making CSR payments, it would face increased costs for tax credits that subsidize premiums for marketplace enrollees with incomes 100-400% of the poverty level."
How might we respond? As the only Research Center dedicated to healthcare, as nearly 130 scholar-practitioners, how can we work together to educate our community regarding these and other pressing issues?
Call for Engagement
CHER's new mission "invites faculty, students, and alumni to develop innovative health research expanding current paradigms of health, wellness, and healthcare system functioning". In line with this mission, I am calling for CHER Affiliate scholarly articles that address the current state of healthcare in one or more of the following areas:
300-500 words describing the landscape of current healthcare and what may lie in the future, will serve to educate our fellow scholars at the Research Hub, our students, and our University community. We must fight to not only keep our voice alive as a Center for Research but to increase the understanding of our vital place in the community of scholars.
Submit by October 20 to WalkerLadd@e mail.phoenix.edu
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