Tuesday, 29 January, 2013
Why is Health System Reform So Hard?
David M. Mirvis, MD
Adjunct Professor, Department of Public Health
University of Tennessee
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
1:30 – 3:30 pm
College of Nursing, Room 201
1200 Volunteer Blvd.
Knoxville, TN 37996
The adoption of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was the culmination of a long and highly contentious effort. Groups for and opposed to the health reform law mounted strong and, at times, acrimonious campaigns to garner public and political support for their positions.
Why is changing our health care system so hard?
Why does health system reform seem much more contentious than changing other parts of our social infrastructure?
In this session, Dr. David Mirvis will lead a discussion of the difficulties that efforts at health system reform face. The session will include, as examples, a discussion of the difficulty in identifying effective policy strategies, the ideological differences behind policy selection, and the political forces that ultimately determine the outcome of the effort.