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The Future of Obamacare: Repeal, Repair, or Replace?

Implications for Public Health / Lesson 2 of 2

Health Insurance for a Vulnerable Population

15 minutes

In this segment, Melissa Creary discusses the implications of changes to Obamacare for the population living with sickle cell disease. Persons living with sickle cell disease face multiple challenges, including high cost care, acute disease complications, and often low socioeconomic status. Gains in insurance coverage through Obamacare, and potential losses of coverage under a replacement plan, would be expected to have particularly significant implications for this population.

Melissa S. Creary, Ph.D., M.P.H., is an Assistant Professor of Health Management and Policy at the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on the intersection of public health, science and technology studios, and medical anthropology; specifically on the social, cultural, ethical, political, and historic tensions of sickle cell disease (SCD) in the United States and Brazil.

For more information, visit Dr. Creary's faculty profile.

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