Education: University of Southern Maine, BA Social Work, 1994; University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service, MS Health Policy, 1998; Ph.D, 2012.
Areas of Expertise: Health insurance coverage, the uninsured, children's health, rural health.
Research Interests: Policy options for covering the uninsured, dynamics of health insurance coverage, individual health insurance, access to health care services for vulnerable populations (low-income individuals, children, rural residents)
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Policy Brief on Federal Health Care Reform
In this policy brief, Dr. Andrew Coburn of the Muskie School discusses three of the main components of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA): health insurance coverage, delivery system improvement, and cost containment, highlighting some of the provisions of the law that have already been implemented and those where important implementation decisions will have to be made.