American University experts are available to discuss the coronavirus and public health policy on the tenth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, reflecting on Obamacare’s impact on the health of Americans and what has been achieved – and not achieved -- since its enactment.
March 20 - ongoing, via Skype or FaceTime, phone, email, in-studio
Experts available for commentS include:
Capri S. Cafaro, executive-in-residence at the School of Public Affairs, is the former Democratic leader of the Ohio State Senate. She is available to speak about a wide range of topics related to the ACA, including its political implications and access to health care.
Jocelyn Johnston is a professor in the School of Public Affairs. Her research focuses on government contracting, public management, and intergovernmental programs and policy. She served for ten years in local government, administering federal and state-funded social welfare programs. Prof. Johnston can comment on issues related to the roles of the states in crafting and implementing the ACA.
Aparna Soni is a health economist in the School of Public Affairs at American University. She can comment on issues related to the effects of coronavirus outbreak on the U.S. healthcare system and the uninsured. Soni’s most recent publications look at the impact of the Affordable Care Act on access to care and health outcomes.
Nina Yamanis is an associate professor in the School of International Service. Her research focuses on health disparities and community-based interventions that aim to improve outcomes among vulnerable groups. Yamanis is available to comment on issues related to immigrant access to health care, and how to reach underserved and vulnerable populations with public health interventions in the context of the ACA and the coronavirus outbreak.