Friday, September 28
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Subotnick Center, 10th Floor
250 Joralemon Street
Online registration for this event is now closed. If you would like to attend, please call Alice Loeb at 718-780-7904, or register at the door.
The Center for Health, Science & Public Policy, in honor of the Center's 10th Anniversary.
About the Program
The Supreme Court has spoken. In its June 28, 2012 decision, the Court permitted the largest expansion of health insurance in recent history by upholding the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). It carved out one important exception: Congress may not withdraw existing Medicaid funds from states that elect not to participate in Medicaid expansion. Yet the Court’s decision has done little to bridge the sharp ideological divide regarding U.S. health policy.
Our experience with health care is uniquely American, the product of our own particular history, politics, economics, and ideas about the role of government. As health care reform advances, key questions remain regarding ACA’s implementation, the uncompensated costs of uninsured care, how to improve health care quality, and the effectiveness of delivery-system reform. In an effort to look beyond and tie together these issues, this symposium asks: Is there a master narrative that can shape our expectations about how our health care system should work and provide a coherent vision for our continuing efforts at reform? If so, what is that narrative, and what does it tell us about the future of health care in America?
This symposium brings together a distinguished group of legal, medical, political science, economic, and public health experts to chart the steps that policymakers need to undertake to achieve a workable program of reform.
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Georges C. Benjamin, M.D.
American Public Health Association
Maxwell Gregg Bloche, J.D., M.D.
Professor of Law
Michael K. Gusmano, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management
New York Medical College
The Hastings Center
Mark A. Hall, J.D.
Fred D. & Elizabeth L. Turnage Professor of Law
Wake Forest University School of Law
Miriam J. Laugesen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
Theodore R. Marmor, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Public Policy and Management
Yale University School of Management
Mark V. Pauly, Ph.D.
Professor of Health Care Management
Professor of Business and Public Policy
Department of Health Care Management
The Wharton School
University of Pennsylvania
Karen Porter, J.D.
Associate Professor of Clinical Law
Center for Health, Science and Public Policy
Brooklyn Law School
Sara Rosenbaum, J.D.
Harold and Jane Hirsh Professor of Health Law and Policy
The George Washington School of Public Health and Health Services