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Susan Dentzer Discusses ACA Changes and Challenges

Susan Dentzer D '77 addresses students in Geisel’s Health, Society and Physician course.

On Tuesday morning, Susan Dentzer D '77, president and CEO of the Network for Excellence in Health Innovation, and a member of Geisel’s Board of Overseers, gave an informative presentation at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center to Geisel fourth-year medical students, faculty and Dartmouth-Hitchcock staff entitled, “Not Dead Yet: Policy Lessons from the Effort to Repeal and Replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA).”

In her talk, which was part of Geisel’s Health, Society and Physician course, Dentzer described some of the key features and successes of the ACA and many of the challenges it has faced since being signed into law by President Obama in 2010.

“The ACA is not dead, it’s wounded, and now we wait to see what lies ahead,” she said. “Understanding what goes on in health policy is so important to what you are going to be able to do clinically. Please stay as informed as you possibly can, because it matters.”