232241 Health Insurance Reform is Just a Bandaid: Moving Toward Real Health Reform

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 : 4:50 PM - 5:10 PM

Len Rodberg, PhD , Community Studies of New York, Inc./Infoshare, Community Studies of New York, New York, NY
This presentation will demonstrate that the recently-passed legislation will fail to assure universal access or to control costs. It may take years for these deficiencies to become clear to the general public, but they can be readily foreseen. Health reform advocates should be preparing alternative proposals now, leading to the only reform that will truly work, a single payer Medicare for All program.

Learning Areas:
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
Public health or related public policy
Social and behavioral sciences

Learning Objectives:
Identify the problems with the recently-passed legislation and suggest steps to go beyond it.

Keywords: Health Reform, Health Insurance

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have prepared this material as part of my ongoing research at Community Studies of New York.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.