"What's Next for the US Health System?: From the ACA to Amazon"
Columbia SoCal is excited to welcome back Dr. Michael Sparer of Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health to discuss the latest developments on the US health system. Professor Sparer will summarize key issues on the health policy agenda--the ACA, the effort to repeal the ACA, and the health care debate going into the upcoming elections. We'll also discuss the key trends in the health care marketplace and the impact of companies like Amazon and Apple entering the health care arena.
Reserve your tickets for $10 per person. Refreshments will be served.
We are also looking for 2-3 volunteers to arrive early and assist us in preparing for the event. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact James Pak '09BUS (email@example.com).
About Our Speaker
Michael S. Sparer, PhD, JD, studies and writes about the politics of health care, with a particular emphasis on the health insurance and health delivery systems for low-income populations, and the ways in which inter-governmental relations influences policy, both in the U.S. and abroad. His current projects include a review and analysis of lessons learned from thirty years of Medicaid managed care programs, a book funded by the RWJ Investigator Program, which examines how American Federalism influenced the politics and substance of the recently enacted Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and a comparison of inter-governmental health politics in the U.S. and the UK. He is a two-time winner of the Mailman School's Student Government Association Teacher of the Year Award, as well as the recipient of a 2010 Columbia University Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching. Professor Sparer spent seven years as a litigator for the New York City Law Department, specializing in inter-governmental social welfare litigation. After leaving the practice of law, he obtained a PhD in Political Science from Brandeis University. Professor Sparer is the former editor of the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, and the author of Medicaid and the Limits of State Health Reform, as well as numerous articles and book chapters.