A television news interview with Stephen Wagner, PhD, MS, FACMPE, FACHE, FAcEM, a faculty member in the Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) Program in the School of Health and Medical Sciences, Seton Hall University, highlights the uncertainty surrounding the new presidential administration's proposed repeal of the Affordable Care Act.
Dr. Wagner, a seasoned healthcare executive who has been with the Seton Hall MHA program for 20 years, was called on for his healthcare industry expertise. He provided commentary on the public's perception of U.S. Republican leaders' plans for repealing the Affordable Care Act, as well his thoughts on potential industry and socioeconomic impacts.
"It's such a complicated issue," Dr. Wagner says, noting that certain provisions may remain, but may not be enforced, such as covering pre-existing conditions, lifetime limits on benefits and insuring children until age 26.
"People might not sign up for a plan, because they think it's going to be repealed or something of that nature, and then go without insurance," he says of the public's current perception. "There's so much uncertainty about all of this, and with no replacement. We just don't know."
Dr. Wagner has been active in the field of healthcare as an executive, teacher and researcher for more than 40 years. He has been with the Seton Hall MHA program since its inception and recently retired as the Director of Corporate Learning and Organization Development for the Carolinas HealthCare System in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Offered both online and on-campus, the Seton Hall MHA program prepares students for leadership and management positions in today's complex, dynamic healthcare industry. The 42-credit program is the only MHA in New Jersey accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME).
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