“Progress and Pathology in U.S. Health Policy”: February 28, 2017 Speaker Event with Richard Kronick, PHD

In partnership with AMN Healthcare, the program hosted this OPEN TO THE PUBLIC event from 5:30 – 7:30pm.

Presentation included:

  • A review of the contributions of U.S. health policy to progress in increasing access to care, improving quality of care, and restraining the rate of growth of healthcare spending
  • Pathologies in health policy that contribute to problems in access, quality, and cost
  • Prospects for change under a Trump Administration

    Richard Kronick, PhD, a Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health at UC San Diego recently returned from a sabbatical in Washington D.C. where he served as Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). He previously served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health Policy at Health and Human Services in Washington D.C. from 2010 – 2013. His work at UC San Diego focuses on understanding the causes and consequences of lack of insurance, and on understanding whether and how markets can be made to work in health care, particularly for vulnerable populations. He has developed and helped state Medicaid programs implement risk-adjusted payment systems for payment to HMOs.

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    Attendees were treated to a very informative and engaging presentation.


    Associate Program Director Dr. Robert H. Kaplan introduced Dr. Kronick.


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