The American Healthcare Debate: What's Next?

Date: 
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: 
Thomas Jefferson University, Hamilton Building, Connelly Auditorium 1001 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
United States

In March 2010, The Affordable Care Act became the most significant overhaul of health care legislation and expansion of coverage enacted in the United States since the creation of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965, but also the most contentious.

The ACA faced many challenges and much opposition, from the death of Sen.

Ted Kennedy in 2009 and the resultant loss of the Democrats’ 60 seat filibuster-proof Senate majority, to the major technical problems during the rollout of the healthcare exchanges on HealthCare.gov in 2013, to the attempts at several partial repeals of the ACA earlier this year by the Republican leadership in Congress.

With the extraordinary growth of America's health spending, an aging population of Baby Boomers to care for, a heightened debate on whether universal healthcare is right or wrong for the United States, and whether or not Medicaid is best suited to integrate health care and social services—among many other problems—it’s no wonder there is so much disagreement.

The question still remains regarding American health care—what needs to be fixed (and according to whom?), and can we actually have a bipartisan effort to fix it?

_________________________________________________

Not a member of the World Affairs Council? Call Margaret Keenan at 215-561-4700 ext. 222 to take advantage of Membership for discounted tickets to programs.

Categories
Event Type: 
Community Events
Event Type: 
Educational Events
Event Type: 
Networking
Topic: 
Business and Commerce
Topic: 
Community Development
Topic: 
Investment
Topic: 
Community Development
Topic: 
Human Services
Topic: 
Advocacy/Policy
Topic: 
Legislation
Topic: 
Governance
Topic: 
Science and Technology
Topic: 
Medicine
Topic: 
Public Health