April 30, 2009

The Uninsured in America

  • Dr. David Hyman

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In most current public opinion polls, health care, and specifically concern over the uninsured, ranks as one of the top issues facing our country. For decades, Congress had considered a variety of solutions to cure this problem, but the complex nature of the issue has proven difficult to overcome. In this lecture, Dr. David Hyman will break down both the problems facing the uninsured and the challenges facing the different solutions that have been proposed.

He will address the following four key issues:

  • What demographic groups make up the majority of America’s uninsured? How is the 45.7 million uninsured figure calculated?
  • Does expanding access guarantee patients will receive high quality care?
  • Who pays for employment based coverage?
  • Will current policy proposals be able to solve the cost problems of American health care?