All are welcome to attend MCW’s BRI chapter annual introductory Milk and Cookies event! Come hear about BRI, talk to fellow students about healthcare policy, medical innovation, and make new friends!
POST-EVENT SUMMARY: As our annual kick off event, MCW’s BRI chapter provides milk and cookies for a round-table discussion about the economics of healthcare. This generally involves a few pre-planned topics with discussion questions.
This year we talked about price transparency and employer provided health insurance. With regard to price transparency we spoke about free market ideals with the importance of price transparency for consumer selection, but we also spoke about the current system with insurance agencies negotiating behind closed doors.
As many medical students have little understanding on healthcare economics and the history of health insurance, we introduced to them the origin of employer provided health insurance. Discussion topics included self-insurance and government provided vs. employer-tied. Ten MCW med students came to enjoy milk, cookies and food for thought!