Last updated on: 5/1/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Robert I. Field, PhD, JD Biography

Title:
Professor of Law at the Earle Mack School of Law and Professor of Health Management and Policy at the School of Public Health at Drexel University
Position:
Pro to the question "Is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Good for America?"
Reasoning:

“Polls show that Americans remain divided over whether health reform will leave them better or worse off. President Obama said that if you like your current coverage, you can keep it, but many are skeptical. Looking at reform from a personal perspective, what should each of us expect?

Despite all of the drama over reform, most of us will actually feel very little direct effect. Over half of all Americans receive coverage from an employer, and that will stay the same, at least in the short-run. The major change is that the coverage will be better. There will be no annual or lifetime limits on benefits, more coverage of preventive care, and the option to keep dependent children on your policy up to age 26.”

“How Will Health Reform Affect Me?,” Philladelphia Inquirer, Sep. 17, 2010

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Professor of Law, Earle Mack School of Law, Drexel University, 2009-present
  • Professor of Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health, Drexel University, 2009-present
  • Member, Board of Directors, Columbia Journal of Environmental Law, 1981-present
  • Professor of Health Policy, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, 2007-2009
  • Chair, Department of Health Policy and Public Health, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, 2006-2009
  • Director, Graduate Program in Health Policy, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, 1999-2009
  • Senior Director for Planning and Business Development, University of Pennsylvania Health System, 1998-1999
  • Director of Physician Recruitment and Network Development, University of Pennsylvania Health System, 1994-1998
  • Attorney, Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, 1991-1994
  • Attorney, Dilworth, Paxon, Kalish & Kauffman, 1989-1991
  • Director of Public Policy, Cigna Corporation, 1985-1989
  • Staff Attorney & Research Fellow, Boston University Law School, 1981-1985
  • Professional Associate, National Academy of Sciences, 1980-1981
  • Staff Attorney, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) 1978-1979
  • Honors Attorney, US Department of Transportation, 1977-1978
Education:
  • PhD, Psychology, Boston University, 1987
  • MPH, School of Public Health, Harvard University, 1980
  • JD, School of Law, Columbia University, 1977
  • AB, magna cum laude, Biological Anthropology, Harvard College, 1974
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Would medical malpractice reform (tort reform) significantly reduce the cost of health care?