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Dr. Leslie M. Beitsch

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Dr. Beitsch’s focus is on Health Policy. He works within the Division of Health Affairs and directs the Center for Medicine and Public Health as well as the Division of Health Affairs. He is the former commissioner of health for the state of Oklahoma as well as a former deputy secretary for the Florida Department of Health. He can comment on the following topics:

• Health care financing
• Population health
• Medicaid and uninsured
• Public health law
• Social determinants
• Tobacco

Contact Information

Phone: (850) 645-1830
Email: les.beitsch@med.fsu.edu


Affordable Care Act

I view the ACA as a logical extension of previous jurisprudence related to interstate commerce. It can be orderly and affordable, or it can be impacted adversely by severely short-sighted, narrow Supreme Court intervention.