It Depends What State You’re In: Policies and Politics of the US Health Care System | Part 1

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

It Depends What State You’re In: Policies and Politics of the US Health Care System | Part 1

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)