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Progress and Pathology in US Health Policy

Colloquium | October 17 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 714C University Hall


Rick Kronick, PhD, Professor, UC San Diego, Family Medicine & Public Health

Public Health, School of


Substantial progress has been made in improving access to care and moderating health spending growth, with some progress made in improving quality following the enactment of the Affordable Care Act. However, many serious pathologies remain, and the progress that has been made is threatened by the uncertainty roiling federal health policy. In this talk I will review progress and pathologies, in the context of current policy discussions. Special attention will be paid to a particular pathology – the extra payments that Medicare Advantage plans receive as a result of intensive coding practices.


healthpolicy_phd@berkeley.edu, 510-643-8571