The Ethics of Health Care Reform

September 15, 2017 - Health Policy and Bioethics Consortium

The Ethics of Health Care Reform

Friday, September 15, 2017
12:45 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET

Harvard Medical School
260 Longwood Avenue
TMEC Amphitheater
Boston, MA 02115

Congress has been locked in debate over the last year about repealing the Affordable Care Act. There have been numerous controversies over the process used, as well as the outcome achieved. We will reflect on the changes and the rhetoric that has emerged around health and the government's role in providing a safety net. How should elected representatives weigh the short-term and long-term health care needs of their constituents in these contexts? What were the roles that health care providers and patients played in the debate, and how could they have been more effective?


John E. McDonough, DrPH, MPA 
T.H. Chan School of Public Health   
Harvard Medical School

Raul Ruiz, MD 
U.S. Representative
District 36, California

The Health Policy and Bioethics Consortia is a monthly series that convenes two international experts from different fields or vantage points to discuss how biomedical innovation and health care delivery are affected by various ethical norms, laws, and regulations. They are organized by the Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics and the Program On Regulation, Therapeutics, And Law (PORTAL) at Brigham and Women's Hospital, in collaboration with the Harvard Law School Petrie-Flom Center. Support provided by the Oswald DeN. Cammann Fund at Harvard University.

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