Join us at Roosevelt House for a conversation on the state of American health care featuring two of the country's leading authorities on the subject: Ezekiel Emanuel, former special adviser on health care to President Obama and the author of Reinventing American Health Care: How the Affordable Care Act will Improve our Terribly Complex, Blatantly Unjust, Outrageously Expensive, Grossly Inefficient, Error Prone System, and Thomas A. Farley, M. D., former commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the 2014 Tisch Distinguished Fellow in Public Health at Roosevelt House. Introducing the talk will be Barbara Glickstein, a Roosevelt House Faculty Associate and host of Healthstyles on WBAI Pacifica Radio.
Ezekiel Emanuel's Reinventing American Health Care is the authoritative story of American health care today. In the book, Dr. Emanuel, currently a professor of medical ethics and health policy at the University of Pennsylvania, offers a comprehensive diagnostic explanation of why health care in America has become such a divisive social issue, how money and medicine have their own — quite distinct — American story, and why reform has bedeviled presidents of the left and right for more than one hundred years.
The Affordable Care Act of 2010 was the most extensive reform of America’s health care system since at least the creation of Medicare in 1965, and maybe ever. The ACA was controversial and highly political, and the law faced legal challenges reaching all the way to the Supreme Court; it even precipitated a government shutdown.
This evening, Dr. Emanuel and Dr. Farley will explore the ways in which ACA reforms are reshaping the health care system now and will discuss Dr. Emanuel's forecasts for the future and what trends are shaping the market for health care to 2020 and beyond.