In a KERA radio interview, JSOM Healthcare Management Professor John F. McCracken predicted that despite the threat of a monetary penalty, some people will skirt the federal mandate to buy health insurance.
The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to soon rule on the constitutionality of healthcare reform. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, signed into law two years ago, mandates that as of 2014, most Americans must maintain health insurance coverage or pay a penalty.
KERA reporter B.J. Austin explored the affordability of insurance in a report that aired June 19 and featured Dr. John F. McCracken, director of JSOM’s Healthcare Management for Physicians Program.