The Affordable Care Act has expanded access to health insurance coverage, but it has done so without changing the basic context of health care in the United States. Health care has become ever more a market commodity rather than an essential human service provided in the context of health care as a human right. This session will describe the ways in which this the ACA has accelerated this transformation and what might be done to resist this transformation.
Dr. Gaffney is a fellow in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, a PNHP activist, and a prolific writer with a focus on health politics, policy and history. His work has appeared in USA Today, Salon, Dissent, In These Times and elsewhere.