Diagnosing the American Healthcare System

Date(s) - 11/20/17
5:30 pm - 6:45 pm

Quadrangle Club, University of Chicago

Hosted by
Institute of Politcs

Diagnosing the American Healthcare System

Mon, November 20, 2017 5:30 PM – 6:45 PM

Since its passage in 2010, the Affordable Care Act has remained one of the most divisive issues in American politics. President Donald Trump ran on the promise of repealing and replacing Obamacare, but after unsuccessful repeal attempts in Congress this summer, the ACA is still standing. So, after seven years on the books, how has Obamacare changed the business and delivery of healthcare services? How have doctors and patients fared under the ACA? And how will President Trump’s executive order – or any future repeal attempts – affect the system?

Join the IOP as we welcome a panel of experts to discuss the past, present, and future of the American healthcare system:


Katherine Baicker, Dean and the Emmett Dedmon Professor at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy

Brent Earnest, New Mexico Secretary of the Department of Human Services

David Meltzer, Fanny L. Pritzker Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Chicago, Affiliated Faculty in Economics and Harris Public Policy

Kathleen Sebelius, former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, IOP Pritzker fellow for the Fall 2017 quarter

This discussion will be moderated by Sarah Kliff, Senior Policy Correspondent for Vox.