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IU experts available to comment on ACA anniversary and impact on coronavirus pandemic

March 17, 2020

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- As the 10th anniversary of the passing of the Affordable Care Act approaches on March 23, a global pandemic is exposing many weaknesses of the American health care system. As a result of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, more Americans have health insurance now during the spread of the coronavirus. With costs for testing and treatment piling up, health insurance will play a big part. Experts from Indiana University Bloomington and IUPUI are available to comment on the significance of the ACA, on the U.S. health care system and policy in light of the pandemic, and the repercussions if part or all of the law were struck down by the Supreme Court. For more information, contact Mary Keck, Indiana University, 812-856-2148 or marykeck@iu.edu.

Aaron Carroll

Health policy, health research outcomes, medical research, pediatric health, children’s health, health care research, health information technology, science communication, debunking medical myths, research mentoring, faculty development.

IUPUI

Email: aaecarro@iu.edu

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Dr. Aaron E. Carroll is a pediatrician and professor of pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine and the Regenstrief Institute. At IU he is also vice chair for health policy and outcomes research and the director of the Center for Health Policy and Professionalism Research. Carroll is a health-related research writer for The New York Times who uses research to debunk myths about popular topics. He blogs on health research and policy at The Incidental Economist and makes videos at Healthcare Triage. He is the author of “The Bad Food Bible: How and Why to Eat Sinfully.” (more)

Kosali Simon

Health economics and policy, the impact of state and federal regulations attempting to ease the availability of private and public health insurance for vulnerable populations, health and labor market outcomes, Affordable Care Act.

IU Bloomington

Email: simonkos@indiana.edu

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Kosali Simon is a Herman B Wells Endowed Professor in the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs and associate vice provost for health sciences. She is a nationally known health economist who specializes in applying economic analysis in the context of health insurance and health care policy. Her research focuses on the impact of health insurance reform on health care and labor market outcomes, and on the causes and consequences of the opioid crisis. (more)

Nicolas Terry

Health law, health policy, health information technology, health privacy and security, health quality and safety, medical malpractice, torts, social media, drug and device regulation, opioids.

IUPUI

Email: npterry@iupui.edu

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Nicolas Terry is the Hall Render Professor of Law at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law and executive director of the Hall Center for Law and Health. Educated at Kingston University and the University of Cambridge, his research interests lie at the intersection of medicine, law and information technology. He has published over 75 books, chapters and articles. Terry is a permanent blogger at Harvard Law School's Bill of Health. His "The Week in Health Law" podcast is at TWIHL.com, and he is @nicolasterry on Twitter. (more)

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