Online Program

Medicare at 50. It's as American as apple PIE(protect, improve and expand it to all)

Monday, November 2, 2015 : 2:50 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.

Johnathon Ross, MD, MPH, Outpatient Adult Medicine, Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo, OH
A brief review of the history of health reform in the United States shows a remarkable consistency of arguements for public vs private provision of health insurance coverage for all vs just some Americans.  Examples from the debates over health insurance from the New Deal to the ACA will be discussed.  The relevence of these debates to the continued efforts for universal coverage in the US will be discussed.

Learning Areas:

Provision of health care to the public

Learning Objectives:
Discuss briefly the history of health reform efforts over the last 100 years. Compare the rhetoric of the debates over Medicare, the ACA and HR 676 that would to expand an improved Medicare to all.

Keyword(s): Health Care Reform, Policy/Policy Development

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: This is my area of expertise and activist work over the past 30 years.
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.