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Saint Louis University School of Medicine—LECTURE: US Health Care Reform: What’s Next?
May 3, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
Scott W. Atlas, MD, is the David and Joan Traitel Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution and a member of Hoover Institution’s Working Group on Health Care Policy. Dr. Atlas will be speaking to the SLU BRI chapter about his research and ideas about health care reform in the United States. All are welcome to attend.
POST-EVENT SUMMARY: Thirty students attended. Dr. Scott Atlas started his presentation by addressing the common misconceptions about single-payer . He focused on dismantling the erroneous WHO report, specifically the infant mortality and life-span data.
He also addressed the large failings of the US’s public insurers – medicare, medicaid, and the VA. After he made suggestions on would we could do to improve our current system.
He addressed audience questions during the last 20-30 minutes. There was lots of good questions and the audience was very engaged.
“Dr. Atlas’ talk was evidence-based that brought powerful arguments for free-market reform. I very much enjoyed the comparisons he made of various health care components in the US to those of other countries.” David W., M1 SLUSOM
“Dr. Atlas has allowed us to continue the conversation on US healthcare and the free market’s role in its future.” Rohan P., M1 SLUSOM
“It was refreshing having a view a anti-single-payer view presented on campus. I think most students passively accept the idea that government run healthcare is the natural, best solution for the US. Dr. Atlas made it explicitly clear that single-payer has significant problems and we should be hesitant about adopting it in the US. His presentation was articulate and backed by research and data.” Tony Mazzaferro, BRI-SLU chapter president, M1 SLUSOM