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.
ALTERNATIVE MODELS AT THE STATE AND FEDERAL LEVELS
Michael Lighty (5:48), director of public policy, California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
William Hsiao (26:17), K.T. Li Research Professor of Economics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Michelle McEvoy Doty (44:16), vice president, Survey Research and Evaluation, The Commonwealth Fund
Moderated by Zirui Song, assistant professor of health care policy, Harvard Medical School
PANEL DISCUSSION (1:01:01)
AUDIENCE Q&A (1:13:34)
CLOSING REMARKS (1:29:33)
Janet Rich-Edwards, faculty codirector of the science program, Radcliffe Institute; associate professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School; and associate professor, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health