What Obamacare Means for Patients — And Their Docs

House Speaker John Boehner said it himself: “Obamacare is the law of the land.” But what does that mean for patients—and their doctors and nurses? Ira Flatow and guests map out the road ahead for the Affordable Care Act, and discuss when insurance exchanges, employer rewards for exercise, and other features of the law take effect.

Segment Guests

David Blumenthal

David Blumenthal is a professor at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts and a chief health information and innovation officer at Partners HealthCare. He is a former U.S. National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.

Margaret Flinter

Margaret Flinter is a family nurse practitioner and a senior vice president and clinical director at Community Health Center, Inc. in Middletown, Connecticut.

Marc Siegel

Marc Siegel is an associate professor of medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York, New York and medical director at Doctor Radio. He is the author The Inner Pulse: Unlocking the Secret Code of Sickness and Health (Wiley, 2011).

Rob Lamberts

Rob Lamberts is an internist and pediatrician in Augusta, Georgia.

Meet the Producer

About Christopher Intagliata

Christopher Intagliata was Science Friday’s senior producer. He once served as a prop in an optical illusion and speaks passable Ira Flatowese.