Sara Rosenbaum, JD, Answers What Would Happen if States Opt Out of Medicaid Expansion

Sara Rosenbaum, JD, Harold and Jane Hirsh Professor of Health Law and Policy and Founding Chair, Department of Health Policy, George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, says that the purpose of health reform was to provide people a source of affordable coverage so everyone would be attached to a payment system.

Sara Rosenbaum, JD, Harold and Jane Hirsh Professor of Health Law and Policy and Founding Chair, Department of Health Policy, George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, says that the purpose of health reform was to provide people a source of affordable coverage so everyone would be attached to a payment system. She states that you cannot begin to work on the larger underlying problems that deal with quality, cost, and efficiency of care if people still do not have health insurance.

If millions people are left uninsured, the fundamental values of healthcare reform will not be achieved.