February 18, 2020
“The system is broken.” You’d be hard pressed to find anyone who thinks that the health care system in the U.S. is where we would like it to be as a country. Many are still uninsured, or the coverage they have is insufficient for the care they need. Coverage that is tied to employment can be gone in an instant. The average American pays many times over what citizens of other developed countries pay for health care and yet, health outcomes are not exponentially better. There are a lot of proposals floating around to fix the system, but how do we determine which one is best?
In this conversation, we’ll discuss the complexities of the health care system and the trade-offs between cost, quality, and access. We will examine different perspectives on the problem and bring our personal experiences into dialogue with policy solutions. The problem will not be solved over one dinner, but we hope that guests will leave with a greater understanding of the issue and of the range of proposals to fix the system.