Health Reform 2.0
Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds
Thursday, October 25, 2012
8:00 AM: Forchheimer Medical Science Building 3rd Fl Lecture Hall
Speaker & Info
David Himmelstein, MD, FACP
Professor of Public Health
City University of New York
Visiting Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Repeated at 12:15 pm, Cherkasky Auditorium, Montefiore Medical Center
Dr. David Himmelstein has authored or co-authored more than 100 journal articles and three books, including widely-cited studies of medical bankruptcy and the high administrative costs of the U.S. health care system. His 1984 study of patient dumping led to the enactment of EMTALA, the law that banned that practice. He co-founded Physicians for a National Health Program, whose 17,000 members advocate for non-profit, single-payer national health insurance.
Dr. Himmelstein is a Professor of Public Health at the City University of New York and a Visiting Professor of Medicine atHarvardMedicalSchool. He graduated from Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, completed a medical residency at Highland Hospital in Oakland, California, a fellowship in General Internal Medicine at Harvard and practiced primary care internal medicine at the public hospital in Cambridge, MA for 28 years.
After attending this activity, participants will be able to:
- Understand the financial and access problems faced by the un- and under-insured
- Understand the data on the impact of for-profit ownership and market incentives on health care quality and efficiency.
- Understand the main strengths and weaknesses of the Affordable Care Act and the single payer reform alternative.
Accreditation: Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.
Department of Medicine (Division of General Internal Medicine)