Florida Expert Shares Insight Regarding Public Perception of the Affordable Care Act

WPEC's Chuck Weber interviews Timothy Gilbert.

Professor Timothy Gilbert shared that the plan is difficult to understand and causing anxiety among many Americans.

South Florida WPEC anchor Chuck Weber recently turned to Northwood University Florida professor Timothy Gilbert to gain insight relating to public perception of the Affordable Care Act, popularly referred to as Obamacare.

While pointing out that healthy individuals and business entities could be required to contribute to the government insurance plan, Gilbert shared that because it is not fully implemented and has been rolled-out incrementally without clear distinction between benefits, provisions of the law, and costs, it is difficult to understand and causing growing anxiety among many Americans.

Northwood University faculty experts serve as a valuable community resource by sharing their expertise with local and national news media relating to a variety of economics, politics, education, environmental sustainability, and more.

A sought after commentator, Mr. Timothy Gilbert brings over thirty years of business management and professional experience to the classroom. He teaches a wide range of classes relating to business management, philosophy of American life and business, marketing, automotive marketing, history, economics, and finance and is the faculty coordinator for the highly successful Auto Show of the Palm Beaches, Presented by Northwood University. A sought after speaker and presenter both here and abroad, Gilbert is also a recognized expert in the area of automobile franchise operations and management.

Gilbert has served as a guest lecturer at several international institutions including Fundacao Armando Alveres Penteado (FAAP) in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Fenebrave Annual Convention, Groupe ESSCA in France, the Canadian Automotive Institute at Georgian College, and the International Summer University in Wolfsburg Germany. He is the international coordinator for NUCARS (Northwood University Computer Aided Retail Simulation), given throughout Europe and North America; the author of three textbooks and the co-author of another in the field of automotive marketing, as well as a past contributor to AutoSuccess Magazine. Mr. Gilbert has been awarded the Outstanding Faculty Excellence Award and is listed in Who's Who of Americas Teachers, and Who's Who of American Business.


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