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Today's Students, Tomorrow's Physicians: Opinions on Enacted and Prospective Health Care Policies.

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Rook, JM; Fox, JA; Feuerbach, AM; Blum, JR; Henschen, BL; Oot, AR; Pierce, JB; Davey, CS; Winkelman, TNA
Published in: International journal of health services : planning, administration, evaluation
July 2020

Future physicians will be key stakeholders in the formation, implementation, and success of health care policies enacted during their careers, though little is known of their opinions of enacted and proposed policies since the 2016 U.S. presidential election. This study aimed to understand the opinions of medical students related to policies including, but not limited to, protections for people with pre-existing conditions, a public option on the private exchange, and single-payer health care. Online surveys were completed by 1,660 medical students at 7 U.S. medical schools between October 2017 and November 2017. The authors used multiple logistic regression to examine associations between student characteristics and support of policies. In total, 1,660 of 4,503 (36.9%) eligible medical students completed the survey. A majority of respondents identified 4 extant Affordable Care Act policies as important, including its protections for patients with pre-existing conditions (95.3%) and Medicaid expansion (77.8%). With respect to prospective reforms, 82.6% supported a public insurance option, and 70.5% supported a single-payer health care system. Only 2.2% supported reducing funding for Medicaid. Although views varied by sex, anticipated specialty, and political affiliation, medical students largely supported prospective policies that would expand insurance coverage and access to health care.

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International journal of health services : planning, administration, evaluation

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EISSN

1541-4469

ISSN

0020-7314

Publication Date

July 2020

Volume

50

Issue

3

Start / End Page

324 / 333

Related Subject Headings

  • United States
  • Students
  • Public Health
  • Prospective Studies
  • Physicians
  • Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
  • Medicaid
  • Insurance, Health
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Humans
 

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Rook, J. M., Fox, J. A., Feuerbach, A. M., Blum, J. R., Henschen, B. L., Oot, A. R., … Winkelman, T. N. A. (2020). Today's Students, Tomorrow's Physicians: Opinions on Enacted and Prospective Health Care Policies. International Journal of Health Services : Planning, Administration, Evaluation, 50(3), 324–333. https://doi.org/10.1177/0020731420915657
Rook, Jordan M., Jacob A. Fox, Alec M. Feuerbach, James R. Blum, Bruce L. Henschen, Antoinette R. Oot, Jacob B. Pierce, Cynthia S. Davey, and Tyler N. A. Winkelman. “Today's Students, Tomorrow's Physicians: Opinions on Enacted and Prospective Health Care Policies.International Journal of Health Services : Planning, Administration, Evaluation 50, no. 3 (July 2020): 324–33. https://doi.org/10.1177/0020731420915657.
Rook JM, Fox JA, Feuerbach AM, Blum JR, Henschen BL, Oot AR, et al. Today's Students, Tomorrow's Physicians: Opinions on Enacted and Prospective Health Care Policies. International journal of health services : planning, administration, evaluation. 2020 Jul;50(3):324–33.
Rook, Jordan M., et al. “Today's Students, Tomorrow's Physicians: Opinions on Enacted and Prospective Health Care Policies.International Journal of Health Services : Planning, Administration, Evaluation, vol. 50, no. 3, July 2020, pp. 324–33. Epmc, doi:10.1177/0020731420915657.
Rook JM, Fox JA, Feuerbach AM, Blum JR, Henschen BL, Oot AR, Pierce JB, Davey CS, Winkelman TNA. Today's Students, Tomorrow's Physicians: Opinions on Enacted and Prospective Health Care Policies. International journal of health services : planning, administration, evaluation. 2020 Jul;50(3):324–333.
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Published In

International journal of health services : planning, administration, evaluation

DOI

EISSN

1541-4469

ISSN

0020-7314

Publication Date

July 2020

Volume

50

Issue

3

Start / End Page

324 / 333

Related Subject Headings

  • United States
  • Students
  • Public Health
  • Prospective Studies
  • Physicians
  • Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
  • Medicaid
  • Insurance, Health
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Humans