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Saint Louis University—DISCUSSION: Healthcare Policy Roundtable
December 9, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
ALL are welcome to attend BRI-SLU’s first meeting of the year! Come find out about our work to preserve medical freedom for all doctors, while providing solutions to keeping healthcare affordable, accessible and of high quality for patients. We are America’s only free market healthcare oriented organization specifically for medical students.
As a medical student, what are your concerns about healthcare policy? Didn’t know you should be concerned? This meeting is for you!
POST-EVENT SUMMARY: Twenty-five (mostly M1 and M2) students participated in our first meeting of the year. We held an open-ended discussion about relevant topics in healthcare today, such as where students see barriers in access to care, concerns they have with bureaucracy in healthcare, and past events BRI has held at SLU. We started the meeting with a 5-10 minute powerpoint about BRI, then divided the room into 3 separate discussion groups. Students were very interested in hearing more about direct primary care (such as Atlas MD/ Josh Umbehr), learning how the ACA has changed or increased patients’ out-of-pocket costs, what can we learn from other national healthcare systems (positives and negatives), and what are possible alternatives to the ACA.