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Sociologists Available to Discuss Supreme Court’s Health Care Ruling

WASHINGTON, DC, June 27, 2012 — The American Sociological Association (ASA) has sociologists available to discuss the Supreme Court’s forthcoming ruling on the constitutionality of the health care reform law.

Jennie Kronenfeld is a Professor of Sociology in the School of Social and Family Dynamics at Arizona State University. Her longstanding research interests include: access to health care services, health care policy issues, child health, aging and health, and preventive health concerns. Some of Kronenfeld’s current research involves the Children’s Health Insurance Program, Medicaid and access to health care, HIV/AIDs with mobile populations and with minority populations, and minorities and health care services. Among the books Kronenfeld has authored or edited are: Inequalities and Disparities in Health Care and Health: Concerns of Patients, Providers and Insurers (2008), Expansion of Publicly Funded Health Insurance in the United States: The Children’s Health Insurance Program and Its Implications (2006), and Health Care Reform in America (2004).

Jill Quadagno is a Professor of Sociology at Florida State University where she holds the Mildred and Claude Pepper Eminent Scholar Chair in Social Gerontology. Quadagno has published 12 books and more than 70 articles on aging and social policy issues. Her most recent book is: One Nation, Uninsured: Why the U.S. Has No National Health Insurance (2005). Other publications include: “Interest Group Influence on the Patient Protection and Affordability Act of 2010: Winners and Losers in the Health Care Reform Debate” (Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, June 2011) and “Institutions, Interest Groups, and Ideology: An Agenda for the Sociology of Health Care Reform” (Journal of Health and Social Behavior, June 2010). In 1994, she served as a Senior Policy Advisor on President Clinton’s Bi-partisan Commission on Entitlement and Tax Reform. A former president of the American Sociological Association, Quadagno was elected to the Institute of Medicine in 2010.

To request an interview, contact Daniel Fowler, ASA’s Media Relations and Public Affairs Officer, at (202) 527-7885 or pubinfo@asanet.org.  

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