March 22, 12 to 1:30 p.m. | Humphrey Forum
The Humphrey School's Center for the Study of Politics and Governance hosted a discussion about health reform including two key academic leaders from 12 to 1:30 p.m. on Monday, February 22 in the Humphrey Forum at the Humphrey Center.
America's health care system suffers from widely acknowledged flaws, with skyrocketing costs and millions left uninsured. Many were hopeful in early 2009 when President Obama and leaders in Congress promised health reform that would contain costs and expand access. But after a year of debate, reform is on life support and many Americans are confused, anxious, and angry at the direction of the debate in Washington.
One of Washington's longtime health reform leaders, Professor Judy Feder of Georgetown, discussed the rationale, policy proposals, and shortfalls of the reform package developed by congressional democrats. Steven Parente, a University of Minnesota faculty member and advisor to John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign, provided comments and reactions.