239571 Health Care Reform: We're Not Done Yet!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 1:10 PM

Walter Tsou, MD, MPH , Tsou Consulting, Philadelphia, PA
The Affordable Care Act offers a vision of health care reform based on our private health insurance model. Single payer is an alternative vision which has been dismissed as a radical, socialist alternative by the status quo. This presentation reframes single payer as a centrist, mainstream idea whose time has come. I offer a closer look at the Affordable Care Act, its strengths and weaknesses. I then offer an examination of single payer within the context of the global economy and use movie clips to reframe looking at single payer as a necessary next evolution of health care reform. This presentation has been seen by social workers and Chamber of Commerce audiences with equal support.

Learning Areas:
Provision of health care to the public
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Describe why single payer is needed to bring jobs back to America. Compare the advantages and disadvantages of PPACA Describe the economics of health care within the context of the global economy

Keywords: Health Care Reform, Economic Analysis

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I teach health policy at several universities in Philadelphia. I have been speaking on single payer since 1990.
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.