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    09.28.12 Symposium: Writing the Master Narrative for US Health Policy

    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.

    View the Agenda 

    Georges C. Benjamin, M.D.
    Executive Director
    American Public Health Association

    Maxwell Gregg Bloche, J.D., M.D. 
    Professor of Law
    Georgetown University

    Michael K. Gusmano, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management
    New York Medical College
    Research Scholar
    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.
    Bendheim Professor
    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
    Executive Director
    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

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