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Collection
New England Journal of Medicine
Series
WGBH Forum Network
Program
Health of the Nation: Coverage for All Americans
Contributing Organization
WGBH (Boston, Massachusetts)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/15-rx93776836
UOI_ID
961695b66900ff2e52fdf3286e69bb28d3ff284a
IMPORT_ID
202020.0
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Description
Distinguished Panelists: Charles D. Baker, president, CEO, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Arthur Caplan, PhD, professor, bioethics, U Penn Karen Davis, PhD, president, Commonwealth Fund Susan Dentzer, editor-in-chief, Health Affairs Arnold M. Epstein, MD, Harvard SPH, assoc ed, NEJM Bill Frist, MD, former US Senator; visiting prof, Princeton Univ Robert S. Galvin, MD, dir, global health care, General Electric Ruben King-Shaw, Jr., chair, CEO, Mansa Equity Partners Thomas H. Lee, MD, pres, Partners HealthCare, assoc ed, NEJM Jonathan B. Oberlander, PhD, assoc prof, Soc Med, Hlth Pol, UNC Sara Rosenbaum, JD, prof, Health Law, Policy, Geo Wash Univ Steven Schroeder, MD, prof, Health and Health Care, UCSF Reed V. Tuckson, MD, EVP, chief, Med Aff, UnitedHealth Group In the New England Journal of Medicine's 2008 Shattuck Lecture, 13 distinguished panelists, including physicians, academics, and business, insurance, and political leaders, address the need for universal health coverage in the United States, pressing challenges to the US health care system and possible solutions in a discussion moderated by law professor Arthur Miller. The group addresses the dissatisfaction among physicians in general and primary care providers in particular and consider its relationship to a reimbursement system that rewards high-tech procedures rather than cognitive work and time spent with patients; various approaches to payment reform are proposed. The discussion also covers the growing need for major investments of time and money in information technology and the payoff that other countries have seen. Several participants express concern about the disproportionately high costs of new drugs and end-of-life care in the United States and broach the topics of negotiation of drug prices, cost-effectiveness analyses, and rationing. After considering the political, social, and economic obstacles to achieving universal access to care, the panel concludes with remarks on the politics of health care reform and speculation about change under a new administration. Produced by the New England Journal of Medicine and the Massachusetts Medical Society.
Arthur Miller moderates a panel discussion of the need for universal health coverage in the US, pressing challenges to the US health care system, and possible solutions.
Date
2008-05-10
Asset type
Topics
Public Affairs
Health
Subjects
Health; Politics
Contributor
Miller, Arthur, Professor at Harvard Law School, Speaker2
Publisher
WGBH, Distributor
Media type
Moving Image
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Chicago: “New England Journal of Medicine; WGBH Forum Network; Health of the Nation: Coverage for All Americans,” 2008-05-10, WGBH, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed April 28, 2017, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_15-rx93776836.
MLA: “New England Journal of Medicine; WGBH Forum Network; Health of the Nation: Coverage for All Americans.” 2008-05-10. WGBH, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. April 28, 2017. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_15-rx93776836>.
APA: New England Journal of Medicine; WGBH Forum Network; Health of the Nation: Coverage for All Americans. Boston, MA: WGBH, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_15-rx93776836