“Economics and health reform: past, present and future”
Economists have been involved in discussions of US health policy for over a century. Health economics research has been incorporated in many past proposals for health reform and was central to the design of the Affordable Care Act. This speech will review the contributions of economics to health policy in the past, reflect on the place of health economics in the Affordable Care Act, review the role of economics in the regulations required by the law, and conclude by examining the potential for economists to play a role in tracking and evaluating the impacts of the new law.
Note: Registration is open through Wednesday, 6-8-11. Anyone desiring to attend after this date will just walk in at the door, but cannot be guaranteed the lunch will be available. (Please wait to check in until all prepaid or reserved people have checked in for seating)