Chair & Professor
Dr. James Brasfield has a Ph.D. in Political Science from Case Western Reserve University and his Master of Arts in Political Science from Saint Louis University. His areas of academic interest include health policy and local government management and he has written several conference papers on both health policy issues and local government as well as finance in St. Louis County. He also served as Mayor of the City of Crestwood from 1996 to 2002, and was on the Crestwood Board of Aldermen for 18 years prior to his election as mayor. Dr. Brasfield is the author of several articles including the essay "The Politics of Ideas: Where Did the Public Option Come from and Where is it Going" published in the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law last June, 2011. His book Health Policy: The Decade Ahead was also published in June, 2011.
For Opponents of Health Care Law, No Easy Road to Repeal
Published in: New York Times
Author: Jennifer Steinhauer
Hidden health care fees for those with unhealthy habits
KMOV - CBS 4
Will your unhealthy habits end up costing you big bucks in 2011? November is the month many of us receive information from our employers on our health care options for the coming year. And when reporters for CBS-television in St. Louis (KMOV-TV) started looking into local insurance policies only to find some adding extra fees based on employees' lifestyles, they came by Webster University's George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology to ask health care management expert Jim Brasfield why and what we can expect next.
Health Care Debate Moves to Senate
KTVI - Fox 2
Health care reform now sits in the senate where some proclaim the House bill has arrived, DOA. This follows a narrow win in the house over the weekend. Republicans oppose the government run insurance program, some Independents like Joe Lieberman vow to filibuster the bill. Still others complain the $1.2 trillion price tag to bring health care to all Americans is just too steep. Jim Brasfield with Webster University boils it all down and talks about how it could impact you.
How States Could 'Opt Out' of Government Run Public Option
KTVI - Fox 2
A vote on a compromise heath care plan could come later this week. It includes a public option but allows states to 'opt out.' But what does that really mean for Missouri and Illinois residents? James Brasfield with Webster University talked more about what could happen to your health care costs if Missouri or Illinois opted out.
Deciphering Healthcare Reform
KTVI - Fox 2
You hear about it night after night: Health care reform, sweeping changes, protests, and now, the big vote in the United States Senate Finance Committee Tuesday, sending the $829 billion plan to the Senate for floor the first time. Webster University professor and chair of the management department, Jim Brasfield comments.
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