Author Archives: Ashley Fox

About Ashley Fox

Ashley Fox, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Department of Health Evidence and Policy. Learn more about Ashley here.

VA Needs to be Supported not Undercut

In a report released to President Obama last Friday, White House Deputy Chief of Staff Rob Nabors found “a corrosive culture” and inadequate resources contributed to the Veteran Affairs health care scandal. The allegations that led to resignation of Eric Shinseki as VA Secretary has the potential to be more than … Read More

From All-Payer to Single-Payer?

With the bungled roll-out of the Federal Healthcare Exchange, HealthCare.gov, attention has moved to examples of state-level success at enrolling uninsured individuals in health care plans. In this respect, Connecticut stands out as a leader: since the state’s healthcare exchange opened last October, CT has enrolled 170,021 residents , a number … Read More

Bringing Sexy back to the States

Healthcare.gov fixes may have met its December 1st deadline for improving the online health-insurance marketplace, but the unrelentingly flow of criticisms over the glitches will continue to pester the Obama administration. However, what is often not mentioned in the “Obamacare narrative” is the Republican Party’s role in the bungled roll-out … Read More

Why I wish we all had Medicaid

Medicaid, a means-tested program designed to provide health insurance to the very poor, has been pejoratively been labeled as “welfare medicine.” The program was hastily constructed in 1965 as an afterthought to Medicare, whose mandate is to cover the costs of health care among older Americans, people age 65 and … Read More

Tea Party Politics and Health Care Reform: How a small minority is holding the majority hostage

The recent government shutdown that was precipitated by the House Republicans’ inability to accept the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as the legitimate law of the land has brought the stark political divisions in this country to a new zenith. The willingness of Republicans to hold the nation hostage to its … Read More