Professor Angela Mattie: Jury is still out on unintended consequences of the Patient Protection and Affordability Act

Professor Angela Mattie

Professor Angela Mattie

Under the Patient Protection and Affordability Act, open enrollment for health insurance coverage for individuals begins Oct. 1.

Angela Mattie, an associate professor in the Health Care Management and Organizational Leadership Department in the School of Business, is available to comment.

“Oct. 1 marks a significant milestone in the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordability Act,” said Mattie. “This is the day open enrollment begins for health care insurance. Many of Connecticut citizens who once had no health care insurance options will now have the ability to purchase insurance through Connecticut’s health care insurance exchange.

“This bill provides many benefits, especially to those uninsured. The jury is still out on the unintended consequences of the bill. For example, will small employers pay the tax rather than purchase insurance? What will this do to the insurance risk pools and cost of insurance? The health care reform train is going down the tracks – we are not quite sure of the bumps in the road.”

To schedule an interview with Mattie, please call John Morgan, associate vice president for public relations, at 203-206-4449.

Categories: School of Health Sciences

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