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“What are the Most Unforgivable Problems in the U.S. Health Care System?”

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Synopsis: Joseph White, PhD is Luxenberg Family Professor of Public Policy and Director of the Center for Policy Studies in the Department of Political Science at Case Western Reserve University.
Start Time: Thursday, October 12, 2017 12:00 PM
End Time: Thursday, October 12, 2017 1:30 PM
Location: Institute For Health, Health Care Policy And Aging Research(Ifh)
Address: 112 Paterson Street
Campus: College Avenue
Room: Conference room 120
City, State, Country: New Brunswick, NJ US
Fee: N/A
Speaker: Joseph White, PhD
Category: Talk, Lecture, Seminar
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Contact Name: R. Alesha Vega
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Contact Phone: (848) 932-8413
Additional Information: His research can be divided into five related categories: budget politics and policy within the United States, comparisons of health care policies across advanced industrial democracies, politics of health care reform in the United States, health care cost control, and Social Security and Medicare policy and politics. Dr. White’s focus in this talk is partly a matter of ethics (is excessive care at the end of life all that important compared to all the people who don't get care? What about excessive transfers of income from the sick to providers of care?). Another issue is prioritizing problems based on the likelihood of a solution (it's harder to forgive failures to fix things that we know how to fix). Posing the question about comparative ethics or problem selection can lead to further questions, such as what's so terrible about variations; how should we think about inequalities in health as opposed to health care?