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Episode 24: Our Take August–Part 2

Sep 06, 2018


John shares our take on what happened in health care at the end of August including the NYU at the frontier of offering free tuition to medical students, as well as how a few Republican senators have introduced legislation to protect Affordable Care Act’s provisions for people with pre-existing conditions.

  • The New York University School of Medicine announced that it is now offering free tuition for medical students, becoming the first major medical school in the U.S. to offer tuition-free education. “Our full-tuition scholarships make it possible for aspiring physicians to choose a specialty based on their talent and inclinations to better serve the communities who need it most, and to more easily pursue scientific breakthroughs that improve how we care for patients.”
  • Ten Republican senators have introduced legislation that purports to protect the Affordable Care Act’s provisions for people with pre-existing conditions. The language offering protections would be effected by amending the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

In this episode

John Marchica

John Marchica is a veteran health care strategist and CEO of Darwin Research Group. He was the founder and CEO of FaxWatch, a leading business intelligence and medical education company and two-time member of the Inc. 500 list of America's fastest growing companies.

John is the author of The Accountable Organization and has advised senior management on strategy and organizational change for more than a decade. John earned his B.A. in economics from Knox College, an MBA and M.A. in public policy from The University of Chicago, and completed his Ph.D. coursework and doctoral exams in clinical epidemiology and health economics at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. He is a faculty associate in the W.P. Carey School of Business and the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University.

About Darwin Research Group

Darwin Research Group Inc. provides advanced market intelligence and in-depth customer insights to health care executives, with a strategic focus on health care delivery systems and the global shift toward value-based care. Darwin’s client list includes forward-thinking biopharmaceutical and medical device companies, as well as health care providers, private equity, and venture capital firms. The company was founded in 2010 as Darwin Advisory Partners, LLC and is headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz. with a satellite office in Princeton, N.J.


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