Medicare and Medicaid at 50: America's Entitlement Programs in the Age of Affordable Care
Department:WWS Office of Public Affairs and Communications
Audience:Open to the Public
Distinguished panelists will discuss the new book, “Medicare and Medicaid at 50: America's Entitlement Programs in the Age of Affordable Care,” 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, at Robertson Hall, on the Princeton University campus. A book sale and signing will follow the discussion.
Panelists include the book’s co-editors Keith Wailoo, the Townsend Martin Professor of History and Public Affairs; Julian Zelizer, the Malcolm Stevenson Forbes, Class of 1941 Professor of History and Public Affairs; and book contributors Uwe Reinhardt, the James Madison Professor of Political Economy and professor of economics and public affairs; and Paul Starr, the Stuart Professor of Communications and Public Affairs. All panelists are faculty members at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Heather Howard, a lecturer in public affairs and director of the State Health Reform Assistance Network, will moderate the panel.
Wailoo’s research examines issues related to public health, scientific and technological innovation in medical care, medical specialization and the role of identity, gender, race and ethnicity in health and disease thought. He is the author of a number of books, the most recent of which is “Pain: A Political History.”
Zelizer has been one of the pioneers in the revival of American political history. He also is a fellow at New America. He is the author of several books, the most recent being “The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for the Great Society.”
Reinhardt is recognized as one of the nation’s leading authorities on health care economics. He has been a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences since 1978 and is a past president of the Association of Health Services Research. From 1986 to 1995 he served as a commissioner on the Physician Payment Review Committee, a group established in 1986 by Congress to advise on issues related to the payment of physicians.
Starr’s interests include institutional analysis, political sociology, sociology of the media and the sociology of knowledge, technology and information, especially as they bear on questions of democracy, equality and freedom. These interests are reflected in his teaching as well as his research.
Howard served as New Jersey's Commissioner of Health and Senior Services from 2008-2010, and as Governor Jon Corzine's chief policy counsel. Heather now directs the State Health Reform Assistance Network, a Robert Wood Johnson initiative, from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
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