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Policy in Perspective: The Changing Role of Public Health in a Post-ACA Era
A key role of public health agencies has been to help fill gaps in health care access by providing medical services to the uninsured and underinsured. But with more individuals gaining access to comprehensive coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), programs focused on providing public medical services can now redirect resources to strengthen their other public health functions.
In conjunction with National Public Health Week, this new podcast, featuring Mathematica Senior Vice President and Director of Health Research Christopher Trenholm and Senior Fellow Judy Bigby, discusses the changing role of public health programs in an era of health care reform.