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  • Big insurers avoid many state health exchanges
    October 21, 2013
    “The quality will be comparable because they have to meet a minimum threshold (for) the basics of the plans. It's really around the pricing that competition can play a role," Sabrina Corlette, research professor and project director at the Health Policy Institute, on comparisons between insurance carriers on the government exchanges.
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    Source: USA Today

  • Paying cash for healthcare: High-deductible insurance soars in popularity
    October 19, 2013
    “The argument is that consumers need skin in the game because they are getting too much healthcare. If you make them feel pain, they will spend less,” Sabrina Corlette, research professor and project director at the Health Policy Institute, on employer shifts to high-deductible healthcare plans.
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    Source: Courier Journal

  • Sen. Ted Cruz says premiums have gone 'up and up and up' for 'virtually every person'
    October 16, 2013
    “These folks' premiums pre-ACA were kept low because plans were able to deny coverage to people with pre-existing conditions. We're now moving to a system that doesn't discriminate and that means that yes, some people might have to pay more,” Sabrina Corlette, research professor and project director at the Health Policy Institute, on the idea that young people will pay more under Obamacare.
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    Source: Politifact

  • Maryland's Health Exchange Is Reportedly Beset By Troubles, 'Looks Like Something A College Kid May Have Put Together'
    October 13, 2013
    “Maryland had been seen as ahead of the pack. But now we're pointing to Kentucky as one of the only states moving smoothly. If this goes on another month, some policy decisions on open enrollment will need to be made,” Sabrina Corlette, research professor and project director at the Health Policy Institute, on how technological trouble will affect healthcare enrollment deadlines.
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    Source: The Huffington Post

  • What keeps women from running for top elected offices?
    October 10, 2013
    “Political leadership qualities like being strong, direct and tough are considered male qualities. Women face a double bind in that you need to show yourself as tough and confident but still retain feminine qualities without appearing weak,” Michele Swers, associate professor of government, on how voters react to women candidates.
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    Source: The Washington Post

  • Examining affordability of health care via more accessible new exchanges
    October 2, 2013
    “Certainly, for people who are trying to buy health insurance on the marketplace today or before these reforms go into effect, they're going to get a better deal, a better value on these exchanges than they can possibly get in the individual market today,” Sabrina Corlette, research professor and project director at the Health Policy Institute, on the value of new health care exchanges.
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    Source: PBS Newshour

  • Who's listening? Obama Calls For Last Minute Solution on Budget Bill
    September 30, 2013
    “So even though the party as a whole may be blamed, individual Republicans may be very secure in their constituency and may continue to resist any sort of compromise,” Mark Rom, associate professor of government and public policy, on party responses to the government shut-down.
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    Source: Voice of Russia

  • Expert FAQ: What Should Investors Know about Equity Crowdfunding?
    September 23, 2013
    “One of the big challenges is ‘What will the exit look like for investors?’ The secondary market for the crowdfunded shares will be very thin, so it will be hard for investors to exit when they desire. I suspect that additional funding rounds will provide some exit opportunities for firms that do another round of funding,” James Angel, MSB professor, on obstacles to equity crowdfunding.
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    Source: Nerd Wallet

  • Guantanamo Ethics
    September 6, 2013
    “It's kind of a moral abyss. And I think there is definitely war fatigue, and the national public interest has deadened a bit to the issues that are alive. But it's not one that should be ignored,” Nancy Sherman, professor of philosophy, on Obama’s promise to shut down Guantanamo Bay.
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    Source: PBS Religion and Ethics Weekly

  • A Political Scientist Seeks to Reinvent the Scholarly Conference
    September 3, 2013
    “The conference is just a way to get reimbursed. People walk in, they listen, and then they leave,” Mark Rom, associate professor of government and public policy, on problems with the structure of academic conferences.
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    Source: The Chronicle of Higher Education

  • Syrian army has stayed largely loyal to Assad: Georgetown University professor
    September 3, 2013
    “So far, the Syrian army has stayed largely loyal to Bashar Assad. If the army suffers so much that its commanders decide to abandon Assad, then the future of the Syrian regime is not certain. But if the army commanders stay loyal, then the regime will be weakened but is likely to stay in power,” Mehran Kamrava, Professor and Director of the Center for International and Regional Studies at the School of Foreign Service in Qatar, on the future of Syria.
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    Source: Tehran Times

  • Georgetown Scholar to Lead Exploration of Black Washington for D.C. Government
    August 29, 2013
    “Why is it that we see buildings popping up all over the place but we don’t see affordable housing? As African-American families move out, other African-American families cannot afford to move in,” Maurice Jackson, professor of history, on the declining African-American population in Washington, DC.
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    Source: Diverse Issues in Higher Education

  • 50th Anniversary Of March On Washington
    August 28, 2013
    “This is such an exciting time to talk to young people about the ways that they see continuity between President Obama’s success and his message to them as young people who are trying to tackle the same challenges that the Civil Rights generation tackled,” Marcia Chatelain, assistant professor of history, on the significance of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for young men and women.
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    Source: NPR: Here and Now

  • Academic Conferences Are “Lumbering Dinosaurs.” Can Anything Change Them?
    August 22, 2013
    “Rom proposes what he calls the 'customized conference.' He would eliminate panels and create two kinds of presentations: 'teaching' and 'learning.' Teaching presentations are for more polished projects...Learning presentations are for works in progress,” on a study by Mark Rom, associate professor of government and public policy, on attendance at academic conferences.
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    Source: Washington Monthly

  • In a city with a rich history, more must be done to promote equality
    August 22, 2013
    “The top 5 percent of D.C.’s households earn an average of $473,000 a year, the highest amount among the 50 largest U.S. cities. The bottom 20 percent earn $9,100. In the District, the rise in poverty has occurred fully among blacks and Latinos, and the rise of affluence has occurred only among whites and some blacks,” Maurice Jackson, professor of history, on measures DC should be taking to fight inequality.
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    Source: The Washington Post

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