Healthcare Access in an Uncertain Time

September 13, 2017

"Healthcare Access in an Uncertain Time"
Thursday 9/28
5:00-6:30 PM
IBES Auditorium, 85 Waterman St., 1st floor


  • David Barton Smith, PhD Emeritus Professor at Temple University and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management in the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University. His most recent book, The Power to Heal: Civil Rights, Medicare and the Struggle to Transform America‚Äôs Health System received the annual Goldberg Prize for the best book in the area of medicine.
  • Ira Wilson, MD Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Services, Policy and Practice at the Brown University School of Public Health, Professor of Medicine at the Alpert Medical School.
  • Chanee Fabius, PhD Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research in the Brown University School of Public Health.
  • Terrie Fox Wetle, PhD, Dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, and Professor of Health Services Research, Policy and Practice.

The US spends more than any other country on healthcare, yet the return on investment is neither reflected in our overall population health nor in equal access to healthcare across income and race. As Congress and the White House continue to debate repealing or enhancing the Affordable Care Act, what could revision mean for healthcare access for people in America? In this panel discussion, experts will try to untangle the state of healthcare in the US with particular insights into how the launch of Medicare significantly changed access 50 years ago.

This event is sponsored by the School of Public Health, the CV Starr Program for Business Entrepreneurship & Organizations, the Jonathan M. Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship, and the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America.