Video Available: Panel on Healthcare Reform Options

A video of the panel discussion on healthcare reform, featuring professor Jacob Hacker is now available. The discussion titled “Healthcare Reform: A Civil Discourse in a Turbulent Age,” covered the timely and critically important topic of overhauling the American healthcare system.

Original Press Release:

Yale to Host Panel on Healthcare Reform Options

A panel featuring two eminent authorities on health care policy and a medical doctor with extensive administrative experience will discuss the timely and critically important topic of overhauling the American healthcare system at the Yale School of Medicine Harkness Auditorium, 333 Cedar Street, on September 16, 4–5:30 p.m.

Titled, “Healthcare Reform: A Civil Discourse in a Turbulent Age,” the forum is free and open to the public.

The panel is composed of four faculty members who approach the topic from different perspectives:

Jacob Hacker, a professor of political science at Yale, is a major voice for the “public option” in health insurance. His most recent article on healthcare coverage, “Public Plan Choice in Congressional Health Plans: The Good, the Not-so-Good and the Ugly” can be found at the Institute for America’s Future website.

Stephanie Spangler, MD, Yale’s deputy provost for biomedical and health affairs, was Director of the Yale Health Plan for many years and is a Clinical Professor in the Yale School of Medicine Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences.

Theodore Marmor, a “dean” of health policy, recently retired as professor of Public Policy and Management at the Yale School of Management. He has written extensively on the subject of healthcare policy in a variety of venues. His most recent article on healthcare reform appeared in the August 19 issue of the New York Review of Books, and he was interviewed on the topic by Minnesota Public Radio last month. Marmor was recently elected a “Corresponding Fellow” of the British Academy, the highest honor the Academy bestows for scholarly distinction.

Michael Waldholz, Managing Editor, Global Health & Science, Education and the Environment at Bloomberg News, will be the panel moderator. Waldholz covered the pharmaceutical and biotech industries for the Wall Street Journal for 25 years before joining Bloomberg in 2004. He has written books on cancer and genetics.

Among the likely discussion topics are the Obama strategy for reform, how that strategy has succeeded or failed thus far, and the likely political outcome of the Administration’s reform efforts.

Members of the audience will have an opportunity to question the panelists following the discussion.

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