Brooklyn Law School Symposium: Writing the Master Narrative for US Health Policy

Friday, September 28, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Subotnick Center, 10th Floor, 250 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn

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SPONSOR: The Center for Health, Science & Public Policy, in honor of the Center's 10th Anniversary.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM: The Supreme Court has spoken. In its June 28, 2012 decision, the Court permitted the largest expansion of health insurance in recent history by upholding the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). It carved out one important exception: Congress may not withdraw existing Medicaid funds from states that elect not to participate in Medicaid expansion. Yet the Courts decision has done little to bridge the sharp ideological divide regarding U.S. health policy.

Our experience with health care is uniquely American, the product of our own particular history, politics, economics, and ideas about the role of government. As health care reform advances, key questions remain regarding ACAs implementation, the uncompensated costs of uninsured care, how to improve health care quality, and the effectiveness of delivery-system reform. In an effort to look beyond and tie together these issues, this symposium asks: Is there a master narrative that can shape our expectations about how our health care system should work and provide a coherent vision for our continuing efforts at reform? If so, what is that narrative, and what does it tell us about the future of health care in America? This symposium brings together a distinguished group of legal, medical, political science, economic, and public health experts to chart the steps that policymakers need to undertake to achieve a workable program of reform.

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- Georges C. Benjamin, M.D., Executive Director, American Public Health Association
- Maxwell Gregg Bloche, J.D., M.D., Co-Director. Georgetown-John Hopkins Joint Program in Law and Public Health; Professor of Law, Georgetown Law School
- Michael K. Gusmano, Ph.D. , Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management, New York Medical College, Research Scholar, The Hastings Center
- Mark A. Hall, J. D., Fred D. & Elizabeth L. Turnage Professor of Law, Wake Forest University School of Law
- Miriam J. Laugesen, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
- Theodore R. Marmor, Ph. D., Professor Emeritus of Public Policy and Management, Yale University School of Management
- Mark V. Pauly, Ph.D., Bendheim Professor, Professor of Health Care Management, Professor of Business and Public Policy, Department of Health Care Management, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
- Karen Porter, J. D., Associate Professor of Clinical Law, Executive Director, Center for Health, Science and Public Policy, Brooklyn Law School
- Sara Rosenbaum, J.D., Harold and Jane Hirsh Professor of Health Law and Policy, The George Washington School of Public Health and Health Services

Posted 9/3/12