America's healthcare under Obama
International Policy Network, London
Reform of America’s health system is one of the primary challenges facing President-Elect Barack Obama. Mr. Obama promised during his campaign that he will bring down health costs and broaden coverage so that all Americans, starting with children, have health insurance coverage.
In order to deliver the promise of ‘universal coverage’, Obama has indicated that he will increase access to government health care programs and impose more controls over private insurance –- as well as implementing wider cost-containment measures on the health sector.
But will such costly reforms be feasible in the current economic climate? How will Mr Obama’s plans for America’s health affect the global healthcare industry? And, most importantly of all, will they actually improve healthcare for Americans?
Please join us for this topical lunchtime discussion with one of Washington’s most influential healthcare experts.