Health care and political systems are deeply intertwined, with implications for the quality and equality of access to health care.
This symposium explores the political dynamics of health care laws and the way they affect people not only as patients but also as citizens. Health professionals, policy and public health experts, economists, sociologists, and political scientists draw on comparative politics and policies of the states—alone and as part of a federalist system—and on international perspectives to explore the relationships between citizens and their health care.
WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS
Lizabeth Cohen, dean, Radcliffe Institute, and Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies, Department of History, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Daniel Carpenter (7:42), faculty director of the social sciences program, Radcliffe Institute, and Allie S. Freed Professor of Government, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
FUNCTIONS AND DYSFUNCTIONS OF THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT (14:11)
Andrea Louise Campbell (20:06), Arthur and Ruth Sloan Professor of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Kate Walsh (35:40), president and CEO, Boston Medical Center
Georges C. Benjamin (50:45), executive director, American Public Health Association
Moderated by Benjamin Sommers, associate professor of health policy and economics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Healt
PANEL DISCUSSION (1:06:12)
AUDIENCE Q&A (1:21:06)