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September 18, 2013 Access to Health Care - Part 1

What has become of the health care reform movement? The passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010 was thought to be a watershed moment when our nation increased patient rights, reduced fraud and abuse and reduced disparities in health care access and costs. Early steps toward implementation, such as extended coverage to dependents, have been popular, but some of the building blocks of sustainability, particularly mandatory participation, are struggling in the courts and the ballot boxes.


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Dr. Philip Caper

Phillip Caper

Philip Caper, M.D.Held professorships in Medicine and Community Medicine at Dartmouth and the University of Massachusetts and has been an Adjunct Lecturer in Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health and a Research Associate at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

Mitchell Stein, MBA
Policy Director
Consumers for Affordable Health Care
P.O. Box 2490, 12 Church Street
Augusta, Maine 04338-2490

Mitchell Stein

Mr. Stein is a Health Care Industry professional who focuses on strategy, marketing and product development. As a consultant for CAHC and others, he has spent the past 6 months studying the detail of the national health reform legislation.  He also has extensive background working with various aspects of the heath care environment including insurance benefits designs. 



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