All are welcome to attend a lecture by Dr. John Meurer, PhD, MCW-BRI chapter faculty advisor on understanding economics in the US healthcare system.
POST-EVENT SUMMARY: Dr. John Meurer has been very involved in healthcare policy since completing a policy fellowship in Washington, DC. We first met with him early in the fall to discuss the possibility of him forming a lunch talk that would educate current students on how our healthcare system functions.
We desired this event because in order to have future, interesting conversations about the economics of our healthcare system everyone must have a base level of understanding. As medical school rarely educate students on the internal functioning of our healthcare system, we hoped to provide them with a 5000 foot view with this lunch talk. We were very pleased to have almost 80 students attend this lecture.
This was a spectacular, well attended event that went very smoothly and provided a good base-level of education about healthcare economics.” ~Benjamin Stultz, MCW-BRI chapter
We posed this event to Dr. Meurer as, “things I wish I had known before starting my practice.” As such we spoke about such things as medicare, Medicaid, Insurance payers, residency funding, the affordable healthcare act, recently proposed bills that would replace ACA, and what percent of healthcare spending goes into what (e.g. Hospital administration).