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Start Date: 10/27/2012Start Time: 3:00 PM
End Date: 10/27/2012End Time: 4:00 PM

Event Description:

Faculty talk by Professor Ellen Magenheim, professor and chair, Department of Economics
 The political and legal debates surrounding the issue of health policy have made it difficult to think objectively about where we are now, and where we are going. With the Supreme Court decision behind us, this talk will consider two types of health care challenges. First, what will it mean to implement fully the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)? Will there be enough doctors to provide the increased demand for care that will come with universal insurance coverage? How will the health insurance exchanges be implemented, and how likely is it that they will be able to provide the competitive pressures they are intended to generate? Second, how will the United States.come to grips with the escalating costs of health care? Cost containment was not a central goal of the PPACA but it remains a pressing issue. Other countries are able to generate good health outcomes at lower costs. What can the United States learn from their experiences? Addressing the cost problem will require difficult conversations about incentives, tradeoffs, values, and choice. An economic framework for discussing these two broad categories of health care challenges will be presented to shape what is hoped to be a lively discussion.
Location Information:
*Swarthmore College - Science Center
Room: Science Center 101 - Chang Hou Hall
Contact Information:
Phone: 1-888-495-8358
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The Public

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