American Health Care Policy Dilemma: Finding Solutions
- Friday, October 11, 2013 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
- LBJ Student Center Room 3-13.1
Dr. King Davis is the Mike Hogg Professor in Community Affairs and Director of the Institute for Urban Policy Research & Analysis at The University of Texas at Austin. He formerly served as the Executive Director of the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health in Austin and was appointed Commissioner of the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation & Substance Abuse Services for the Commonwealth of Virginia by Governor L. Douglas Wilder before moving to Texas. Dr. Davis will focus on helping us understand where we have come from as a nation in the search for a viable health care policy. He will briefly examine the multiple strategies the U.S. has tried through various presidents and the failures and resistances to each. He will help us explore the Affordable Care Act proposed by President Obama and the nature of the consistent efforts to repeal or dismantle it within the U.S. Congress. The end focus will be on clarifying the basis of Ameri can resistance to universal health coverage for its population, particularly in the southern states, and proposing a series of solutions.
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