Health Care: Should We Move to a Single-Payer System? IIAmitabh Chandra and Tyler Cowen Thursday, April 26, 2018 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Tomson Hall 280
As part of a spring series on “Freedom, Community, and Health Care,” Amitabh Chandra and Tyler Cowen will engage in a discussion on whether the United States should move to a single-payer health care system.
Chandra believes Americans are paying far too much for far too little health care coverage. Much of his research focuses on innovation and cost-growth in health care and has been supported by renowned national organizations. He is also an advocate for a value-driven health care system that focuses on improving the quality of health care delivery, investing in prevention, insuring the uninsured and reforming hospital reimbursements. In a recent article, Chandra and his co-author stated, “The right way to think about value in health care delivery is a stream of benefits accrued over a lifetime that is attractive relative to the price paid to acquire them.”
As an economics professor, Cowen has written extensively on the economics of culture and health care reform in America. He regularly writes on the subject of health care on his Bloomberg View column. He’s asked controversial questions, considering both sides of the argument when it comes to health care reform, including the debate on fair pricing between men and women, to which he wrote, “Some differential pricing is better than none at all, even if we haven’t figured out exactly where to draw the line.” He also posts about health care on his blog, Marginal Revolution, and encourages inquiry and debate on the subject.