This week hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Ashish Jha, Associate Dean for Research Translation and Global Strategy at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. They discuss his recent report analyzing American health care costs compared to 10 other industrialized nations pointing to lack a of data and price transparency as drivers, suggesting that a combination of public policy and private innovations will lead to an “American solution” to the cost problem.
This week on Conversations on Health Care, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. David Hemenway, Director of the Harvard Injury Control Research Center at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He has spent decades researching America’s gun violence epidemic, its root causes, the casualties and public health and legal policies that would mitigate the problem.
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Benjamin Sommers, Professor of Health Policy and Economics at the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Sommers is an expert on the impact of universal health coverage and Medicaid expansion as well as their influence on improved outcomes, reduced mortality rates and improved public health.
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Dr. Ashish Jha, Professor of Health Policy at the Harvard School of Public Health and Special Adviser for Quality and Safety to the Department of Veterans Affairs. Dr. Jha talks about his research into health care systems that are improving quality while containing costs in this country, and the potential for the Affordable Care Act to help achieve these goals.
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with former USDA Secretary Dan Glickman, now a Senior Fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center. Mr. Glickman co-chairs the Nutrition and Physical Activity Initiative and discusses the Center’s campaign to promote better use of the Farm Bill resources which subsidize farmers as well as those receiving food assistance to more positively impact health costs by targeting drivers of obesity.
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Dr. John McDonough, Director of the Center for Public Health Leadership at the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. McDonough was instrumental in crafting both the Massachusetts Health Care Law as well as the Affordable Care Act and discusses the strengths and vulnerabilities of health reform in America.