3314.0 Health Industries, Medicare, and National Health Reform

Monday, October 31, 2011: 2:30 PM
With a focus on current developments, the session will show how corporate policies in the health insurance and pharmaceutical industries may conflict with the health, well-being, and economic security of the public – using examples from pain management (Prof. Giordano) and Medicare Reform (Prof. Marmor) - and on strategies proposed by policy analysts to protect the public from these effects. At least a third of the time will be available for discussion with the audience.
Session Objectives: Discuss conflicts between market values and the public’s health and well being. Analyze the potential impact of health industry corporations on Medicare Reform. Describe strategies to protect the public’s health from deleterious effects of corporations’ policies.
René I. Jahiel, MD, PhD

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Organized by: APHA-Conference of Emeritus Members