Demystifying the US Healthcare Reform Debate (Part I) — Wednesday, October 7 at NYU Wagner


In the first part of a series of discussions entitled “Demystifying the US Healthcare Reform Debate,” NYU Wagner Professor John Billings will describe the underlying causes of the problems facing the American health care system on Wednesday, October 7. This evening conversation will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Wagner, located in The Puck Building, 295 Lafayette Street (@Houston), 2nd Floor, lower Manhattan. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, and RSVP is required.

The NYU Wagner Health Policy and Management Program, the Wagner Health Network, and the Wagner Policy Alliance are hosting Professor Billings at a time when healthcare reform is at the top of the agenda for President Obama and Congress. The series, which will be followed Monday, October 26, by a panel discussion (Part II: “Health Care Reform: Solutions, Politics and Media”), will provide in-depth information on the important and complex issues involved in the current debate, engaging peers and experts.

Professor Billings teaches about health policy and public service at NYU Wagner, and is principal investigator on numerous projects to assess the performance of the safety net for vulnerable populations and to understand the nature and extent of barriers to optimal health for vulnerable populations. Much of his work has involved analysis of patterns of hospital admission and emergency room visits as a mechanism to evaluate access barriers to outpatient care and to assess the performance of the ambulatory care delivery system. Professor Billings received his J.D. from the University of California (Berkeley).

To RSVP to either or both parts of this timely health care series, please visit here. Media coverage is invited.


About NYU Wagner’s Health Policy and Management Program
NYU WAGNER’S HEALTH POLICY AND MANAGEMENT PROGRAM has been recognized as the best in the country. Located in a school of public service rather than in a medical or public health school, the program crosses traditional boundaries, linking management, finance, and policy, and provides students with the cutting-edge concepts and skills needed to shape the future of health policy and management.

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