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

Implications for Public Health / Lesson 1 of 2

Implications for Public Health

10 minutes

In this panel segment, Paula Lantz discusses the implications of present and future healthcare legislation on public health. While many provisions of Obamacare focus on the financing and delivery of personal health services, public health activities are also encouraged in several ways.  These provisions include requiring Insurers to cover evidence-based preventive services with no out-of-pocket expense to patients, the national investment in public health programs through the Prevention and Public Health Fund, and requiring nonprofit hospitals to conduct community needs assessments.

Paula Lantz, Ph.D., is the Associate Dean for Research and Policy Engagement and a Professor of Public Policy in the Ford School at the University of Michigan. She most recently was professor and chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University.

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

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