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Georgetown: A Brief History of US Medicine: The Role of Government and Nature of Insurance

April 15, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


“A Brief History of US Medicine: The Role of Government and the Nature of Insurance”

What have been the unintended consequences (side effects) of government laws and regulations in the practice and delivery of medicine? Do the benefits outweigh the negative effects?

What is the history of health insurance in the United States – and how have regulations contributed to the rising costs of both insurance and health care? How does insurance work – and why is it NOT working in health care the same way that it works in other types of insurance (fire, life, auto, etc)?

Special Guest Speaker: Beth Haynes MD, Executive Director of The Benjamin Rush Institute.

Dr. Beth Haynes, MD

 Previously in private practice with board certification in both Family Practice and Emergency Medicine, Dr. Haynes has been working full time in health care policy for the past four years. She obtained her MD from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and her residency training at University of Wisconsin in Madison.

Dr. Haynes also volunteers as Senior Health Policy Analyst and Executive Board Member for Docs4PatientCare, as Executive Board Member of the Dr. Joseph Warren Institute and is founder and president of the Black Ribbon Project which promotes freedom of choice for patients and doctors. She previously served as National Co-Chair of Doc Squads, a project to recruit and train doctors to lead the public health care debate. Dr. Haynes has published several op-eds in TownHall.com, PJ Media, Huffington Post and the American Thinker.  Her research on cost-shifting was instrumental to two amici curiae submitted to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and to the Supreme Court on behalf of the plaintiffs challenging the constitutionality of the individual mandate. She frequently speaks to citizen and professional groups on health care policy, the ACA and the ethics and economics of medicine.

Lunch will be provided, so we ask that you please RSVP through the link provided to ensure the appropriate amount of food.


April 15, 2014
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Danny McCorry


LA-4 Pre-Clinical Sciences Bldg.
3900 Reservoir Rd NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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