JTS Lecture on the Future of the US Health Care System

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January 25, 2017, New York, NY

The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) will host “The US Health Care System: What Does the Future Hold?” on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. with speaker Dr. Sherry Glied, dean of New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.

The Affordable Care Act of 2010 took a giant step toward universal health insurance coverage in the United States. Although it has been quite successful in accomplishing that goal, it has remained highly controversial. The new administration is intent on repealing the law and replacing it with an alternative model. Why is health care reform so challenging? Why does Obamacare look as it does? Could alternative plans under consideration achieve the same gains? And what are the political prospects of those alternatives? Dr. Glied will describe the past, present, and possible future of health reform efforts in the US.

This program—JTS’s spring Jack and Lewis Rudin Lecture—will take place at JTS, located at 3080 Broadway (at 122nd St.) in New York City. Admission is free; register now at www.jtsa.edu/rudin2017. The event will be livestreamed at jtsa.edu/live.

In 1992-1993, under Presidents George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton, Dr. Sherry Glied served as Senior Economist for health care and labor market policy on the President’s Council of Economic Advisers. In 2010, under President Barack Obama, Glied was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation at the Department of Health and Human Services, and served in that capacity from July 2010 through August 2012. She has written Chronic Condition about health care reform, and with Richard Frank, she wrote Better But Not Well: Mental Health Policy in the U.S. since 1950. She is co-editor, with Peter C. Smith, of The Oxford Handbook of Health Economics. Glied holds a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University.

The Jack and Lewis Rudin Lectures provide the opportunity for eminent academics, religious leaders, intellectuals, and public figures to discuss topics of interest with the JTS community and the public at large.