The US Healthcare System: What Does the Future Hold?

The Affordable Care Act of 2010 took a giant step toward universal health insurance coverage in the United States. Although it has been quite successful in accomplishing that goal, it has remained highly controversial. The new Administration is intent on repealing the law and replacing it with an alternative model.

Why is health care reform so challenging? Why does “Obamacare” look as it does? Could alternative plans under consideration achieve the same gains? And what are the political prospects of those alternatives? Prominent health policy expert Dr. Sherry Glied will describe the past, present, and possible future of health reform efforts in the US.

Live Streaming

This program will be livestreamed at no charge at www.jtsa.edu/live (registration not required for the livestream). JTS invites synagogues and other communal organizations to hold a public screening of this outstanding program. To learn more, please contact publicevents@jtsa.edu.

About the Speaker

Dr. Sherry Glied is Dean of New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. From 1989-2013, she was Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, and was Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management from 1998-2009. In 1992-1993, under Presidents George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton, she served as Senior Economist for health care and labor market policy on the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, and she participated in the Clinton Health Care Task Force. In 2010, under President Barack Obama, Glied was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation at the Department of Health and Human Services, and served in that capacity from July 2010 through August 2012.

Glied’s principal areas of research are in health policy reform and mental health care policy. She has written Chronic Condition about health care reform, and with Richard Frank, she wrote Better But Not Well: Mental Health Policy in the U.S. since 1950. She is co-editor, with Peter C. Smith, of The Oxford Handbook of Health Economics. Glied holds a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University.

About the Rudin Lecture

The Jack and Lewis Rudin Lectures provide the opportunity for eminent academics, religious leaders, intellectuals, and public figures to discuss topics of interest with the JTS community and the public at large.

General Information
•Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.
•Photo ID is required for admission to JTS.
•JTS is wheelchair accessible. Please notify us at publicevents@jtsa.edu in advance of any special needs so that we can best accommodate you.
•ASL interpretation is available upon request. Please notify us at publicevents@jtsa.edu at least seven business days prior to the program and indicate “ASL Request” in the subject line so that we can arrange for an interpreter.
 

WHEN
February 14, 2017 at 7:30pm - 9pm
WHERE
Jewish Theological Seminary
3080 Broadway (@121st)
New York, NY 10027
United States
Google map and directions
Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council members on Friday afternoon announced an agreement on the city's $92.8 billion budget for fiscal 2020, with initiatives to improve health care access at its forefront. The budget includes $26 million to place 200 additional social workers—including 85 working within the city's mental health initiative, ThriveNYC—in public...

Under legislation drafted by the City Council, the de Blasio administration would have to report on its efforts to notify school staff and the students who attended dozens of public schools during the 2001-02 school year that were not far from the World Trade Center site about programs available for...

The city is trying to have tenants sign new leases that only list one official occupant. By Noah Manskar, Patch Staff NEW YORK — New York City is forcing tenants of beleaguered buildings that it owns to sign new leases — and the conditions have raised hackles among lawyers and lawmakers....

By Brian M. Rosenthal The New York attorney general’s office said Monday it had opened an inquiry into more than a decade of lending practices that left thousands of immigrant taxi drivers in crushing debt, while Mayor Bill de Blasio ordered a separate investigation into the brokers who helped arrange...

City Councilmember Mark Levine has announced the 2019 winners of participatory budgeting in his district, which includes parts of the Upper West Side, Morningside Heights and Washington Heights. The projects to receive funding are: $250,000 for air conditioning upgrades and new water fountains at P.S. 165 Robert E. Simon School...

By Sabrina Mallot Last fall, the City Council introduced a package of 18 bills aimed at preventing tenants from being displaced due to aggressive tactics from landlords like exploitative buyout agreements or nuisance construction. On Wednesday, May 8, all but one passed. They still require the mayor’s signature, but he...

By Eddie Small The hallways of Bronx Housing Court are crowded and chaotic on a typical weekday morning. Lawyers and tenants scurry across the white tile floors and lounge on the worn-down benches of the Grand Concourse building, where occasionally the sound of one person shouting out a name will...

By Elizabeth Kim A collaboration between a group of housing rights advocates has produced the most comprehensive database yet to measure evictions across New York City and identify many of the landlords responsible for them. Three advocacy groups — Right to Counsel NYC Coalition, JustFix.nyc, and the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project —...

Sign up for our mailing list!

Report a Problem Participatory Budgeting Events