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State HIV program managers point to uncertainty during phase-in of Affordable Care Act June 2013

State HIV program managers point to uncertainty during phase-in of Affordable Care Act

Erika Martin

Erika Martin

With the phase-in of the often-controversial Affordable Care Act (ACA) set to extend insurance coverage to millions more next year, there is growing uncertainty about the potential impact to discretionary government programs that provide services to special needs populations such as those with HIV. In an effort to help determine the potential impact of the act on HIV patients and better gauge what state AIDS programs are doing to cope with this uncertainty, Dr. Erika Martin, Rockefeller Institute fellow and assistant professor of public administration and policy at the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, and co-researcher Dr. Bruce Schackman, associate professor of public health and chief of the Division of Health Policy in the Department of Public Health at Weill Cornell Medical College, interviewed state AIDS Drug Assistance Programs in 22 states across the nation. The concerns expressed by officials and how the act will lead to different outcomes across states are outlined in the June issue of the national health care policy journal Health Affairs and the autumn issue of the Public Administration Review, the top-ranked journal in public policy and administration.



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Dr. Erika Martin is a Rockefeller Institute fellow and assistant professor of public administration and policy at the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy. Her co-researcher, Dr. Bruce Schackman, is an associate professor of public health and chief of the Division of Health Policy in the Department of Public Health at Weill Cornell Medical College. Terence Meehan, coauthor of the Health Affairs article, is a doctoral student at the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy. Dr. Patricia Strach, coauthor of the Public Adminstration Review article, is an associate professor of political science and public administration at the Rockefeller College and a senior fellow at the Rockefeller Institute.

The Health Affairs article is also authored by Terence Meehan, a doctoral student at the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy. Dr. Patricia Strach, associate professor of political science and public administration at the Rockefeller College and a senior fellow at the Rockefeller Institute, contributed to the Public Administration Review article, which is already available online in early view.

To access the Health Affairs article (subscription needed), go to
http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/32/6/1063.abstract.

To access the Public Administration Review article (subscription needed), go to
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/%28ISSN%291540-6210/earlyview.

























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