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Health Care on the Ballot: Charles Gaba on the ACA and 2020 Election

On this week’s episode of Prognosis Ohio, Dan talks with Charles Gaba—blogger, website developer, healthcare analyst, and founder of Gaba has been tracking Obamacare enrollments as early as October 2013 to showcase the critical importance of the Affordable Care Act. 


In the episode, Dan and Charles discuss the ACA - past, present, and future, including the ominous case, California vs. Texas, that could strike down the ACA, which has brought health care access to millions of Americans, as well as Gaba's recent efforts to support 2020 candidates who stand to play a critical role in defending the ACA and building on it.


***Listen to the episode here***


Gaba’s Federal Final Fifty also brings attention to 50 key campaigns from his 20 ActBlue pages for over 250 candidate that need more attention.


During their conversation, Dan and Charles referred to a twitter thread posted by the Chair of the Ohio Democrat Party, David Pepper (who will be a guest on the upcoming Prognosis Ohio live event on October 20), who explains the importance of Ohio in the Electoral College and challenges our labeling of certain states as “tipping point” states. You can find that thread here.


Ohioans, you can still register to vote (until October 5) by visiting the Ohio Secretary of State's voter portal. It only takes a few minutes.


Produced by Dan Skinner and Mark Frantz

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Dr. Dan Skinner is Associate Professor of Health Policy in the Department of Social Medicine at Ohio University, Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, on the Dublin, Ohio campus. He earned his Ph.D. in political science from the City University of New York. Skinner teaches and researches about, as well as advocates for increased access to health care, especially for underserved populations, as well as various aspects of social determinants that affect the health of communities, in Ohio and beyond.