William Pierce (APCO Worldwide, former assistant secretary for public affairs, DHHS)

10-11.30a.m., P 105

Among the most developed nations, the United States has a rather unique health care system. The basic question is why?

While often leading in drug discovery, new technologies, and treatments, the U.S. does not have universal coverage. Yet it spends more per capita on health care than all other developed nations but its health indictors do not match spending. Adding to the mystery, many non-US come to America to receive care, especially when they are very sick.

How did the US get here?ย Come listen and take part in a discussion: โ€œThe US Health Care System: How, Why, What Next?โ€ and hear about the political, economic and policy factors that have shaped and will continue to shape the US system.

On cooperation with the Atlantische Akademie.

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