American in Waiting: The Disconnect Between the Definition and the Doing

By Henry Smart, III At some point in your life, you may have been asked–What does it mean to be an American? Maybe it was posed during a civics class in middle school or at work. No matter when you were asked, you were probably able to produce a plausible response. However, during a crisis, do… Read More American in Waiting: The Disconnect Between the Definition and the Doing

ACA Implementation & Connection Analysis

How ACA Could Have Gone Smoother By Cheryl H. and Ferd C. Mitchell During 2013, implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was illustrated by new types of interactions among all of the organizations involved in the health care system. Insurance companies, employers, providers and many other types of organizations started to interact in different… Read More ACA Implementation & Connection Analysis

Balancing Short-Term & Long-Term Program Objectives

Another View of the ACA By Ferd H. Mitchell and Cheryl C. Mitchell One of the most difficult administrative tasks is to deal with the implementation of new programs that involve both short-term and long-term objectives. Adjustments in short-term activities can cause large changes in outcomes for long-term objectives. There are often numerous short-term pressures… Read More Balancing Short-Term & Long-Term Program Objectives

Learning From ACA Implementation Problems

By Ferd H. Mitchell and Cheryl C. Mitchell Federal and state administrative strategies to cope with the implementation problems of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are beginning to become more transparent to outside viewers. The federal Health Exchange (at http://www.HealthCare.gov )  is mired in technical problems. The response has been to appeal to enhanced “fix-it”… Read More Learning From ACA Implementation Problems