CANCELED - Healthcare & the 2020 Election

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Thursday April 2, 2020,  5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

5:30 p.m.  Registration

6:00 p.m.  Panel Discussion and Q&A

7:30 p.m.  Reception

WashU Olin Business School 

Knight Hall, Emerson Auditorium

Healthcare policy has dominated the Democratic debates and will remain a key issue in the 2020 presidential election. In 2018, 18% of the United States’ GDP was spent on health expenditures, more than any other developed country.

Democratic candidates like Sen. Bernie Sanders and Sen. Elizabeth Warren are both proposing the elimination of private health insurance and the creation of an entirely government-run insurance system, while President Trump and Republicans are working to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Why are Americans paying so much for healthcare? Why do the parties have such different visions on healthcare and which vision would be better for the country?

Join us for a panel discussion on the current state and future of healthcare policy in the United States.

Meet our panel:

Matthew Fiedler, Fellow, Economic Studies, USC–Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy, Brookings Institution
Christen Linke Young, Fellow, USC–Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy, Brookings Institution
Elaine Kamarck, Founding Director, Center for Effective Public Management and Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, Brookings Institution
Rachel Sachs, Associate Professor of Law, Washington University

Moderated by: Dan Diamond, Reporter, Politico