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"Health Care Reform and the 2016 Elections" October 27, 2016

Lecture Location: 
Broad Auditorium, Pepper Center, 636 West Call St.

The Pepper Institute presents University of North Carolina School of Medicine Professor Jonathan Oberlander, "Health Care Reform and the 2016 Elections: What Happens to Obamacare after Obama?"

Oberlander is the Chair of Social Medicine, Professor of Health Policy and Management, and Adjunct Professor of Political Science. He is the author of The Political Life of Medicare and co-editor of the 3-volume series The Social Medicine Reader. His recent work explores ongoing political fights over and implementation of the Affordable Care Act, health care cost control, Medicare reform, and the fate of the Children’s Health Insurance Program and Independent Payment Advisory Board.

Oberlander speaks regularly to community groups, medical professionals, and non-academic audiences on health care reform, the Affordable Care Act, and Medicare, trying to translate the complexity and technical detail of health policy into something more understandable and accessible.

He has commented on health care politics for a number of media outlets, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, the New York Review of Books, National Public Radio, the BBC, the Australian Broadcasting Company, Politico, CBS News, and PBS.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Lecture Date: 

October 27, 2016 10:30 a.m.