Jordan Halevy, MS1 and BRI-Sackler chapter Founder and President will deliver an overview of the history of healthcare in the US, from the founding of the AMA and mutual societies all the way up to the ACA and beyond. The presentation will highlight the numerous government interventions into the healthcare market and how those distortions still affect us to this day.
From the group’s Facebook page:
As a future physician, empower yourself by joining us to find out how the U.S. healthcare system got its start. Learn about the roots of our broken system and what the ACA intends to do about it. Refreshments will be served at 11, followed by a presentation given by Jordan Halevy and Q&A session.
This event is hosted by the Sackler Chapter of the Benjamin Rush Institute. BRI is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that has established chapters on various medical school campuses across America and abroad. Board members include: Jordan Halevy, Gabriel Banschick, Jonathan Kovacs, and Nicole Shalit.
Our mission statement: Promote solutions that protect the doctor-patient relationship as the primary means of delivering quality medical care, empowered by a robust free enterprise system, which fosters innovation and reduces costs.
POST-EVENT SUMMARY: Eighteen students attended this presentation.
“The event started off with refreshments being served. We received a solid turnout of approximately one third of the freshman class. The presentation focused on major milestones in American healthcare that either still exist with us or served as the impetus for policy today.
“While I attempted to focus primarily on factual legislation and such throughout the presentation, I also used the opportunity to highlight both government intervention and cronyism from private actors. Once put together, the presentation served as a cautionary tale about good intentions leading to bad policy while empowering special interest groups at the expense of the average American.
“There was only one question asked at the end, and it was a technical question about how the ACA penalty for not having insurance is assessed. I edited it out of the video to keep the video looking a lot cleaner.” ~Jordan Halevy, BRI-Sackler chapter founder & president
Event feedback from Mr. Halevy:
One student reported enjoying the presentation and felt that he “learned a lot.” After attending he said he wanted to further pursue the topic by doing more research on his own. Another student personally thanked me for putting on the presentation, saying it was informative and saved him the effort of needing to look up all of this material in the future.