Monday APRIL 14, 2014
MORNING BREAKOUT GROUPS AND ASSIGNED DISCUSSION QUESTION
In the first few days of April 2014 there was both seeming good news and bad news for the proponents of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
The good news:
It was reported that the number of Americans with private health insurance increased, apparently as a result of increased levels of employment by firms that provide traditional health insurance options.
It was also reported that the number of persons enrolled in Medicaid also increased, as a direct result of PPACA’s expansion of the Medicaid program.
The bad news:
A nationwide polling firm detected declining levels of support for PPACA, now less than 25% of those polled believing the legislation to be a success, and over 60% of those polled now expecting its repeal should the partisan makeup of the U. S. Senate change later this year.
What do you see as the endurable successes of the ACA? Are there elements of the legislation that you believe will not be in existence at the end of this decade?
GROUP 1 (BABITZ, LEAD; ALLEN, FREY, KAHN, NORCROSS (Scribe), SCHLEGEL)
GROUP 2 (BEJINEZ-EASTMAN, LEAD; BURNETT, WH; KIMBALL (Scribe), MILLS, SLACK, WEBSTER)
GROUP 3 (CRUZ, LEAD; CLASEN, GEYMAN, NORTH, SUNDWALL, WILKE (Scribe))
GROUP 4 (FOWKES, LEAD; CRAWFORD, GOODMAN, LEROY (Scribe), OLSEN)
GROUP 5 (HANSEN, LEAD: DICKSON, HENDERSON (Scribe), MATHENY, PRISLIN)
GROUP 6 (HARA, LEAD; FLINDERS (Scribe), HENLEY, MCCANNE, PUGNO)
GROUP 7 (HAUGHTON, LEAD; CHIANG, FREDRICK (Scribe), HERMAN, MCKENNETT, ROSS)