Congressional Testimony of Adam Gaffney, MD, MPH on “Medicare for All: Protecting Health, Saving Lives, Saving Money”
Thursday, May 12, 2022 Written transcript
Reimagining Care for Americans with Severe Mental Illness — A Lancet Webinar on Thursday, November 2, 3:00 PM (ET)
Reimagining Care for Americans with Severe Mental Illness This Lancet Webinar will highlight the ongoing harms and maltreatment of serious mental illnesses in the USA and explore alternative models, such as the Trieste Model. Dr. Sarah Vinson, Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Morehouse School of Medicine, will frame the current mental healthcare system’s deficits and harms in the US, highlighting the intersection of racism, mental illness, and the criminal justice system. Leading mental health advocate and innovator, Keris Jän Myrick will speak on alternative models focused on peer leadership and racial/ social justice. Finally, Dr. Roberto Beneduce, Medical Anthropology Professor at University of Turin and founding Director of the Frantz Fanon Center...
Should Investors Own Healthcare? During this Lancet Webinar, a panel of US-based experts will examine the implications of growing investor ownership of physicians' practices, hospitals, and other health services in the USA, and their consolidation into giant corporate enterprises that dominate insurance and care delivery in many regions of the USA. Speakers include a former head of the federal agency that administers Medicare and Medicaid, and leading researchers on private equity investments in health care, the bureaucratization of US healthcare, and healthcare reform. This session will conclude with a live Q&A moderated by Claudia Fegan, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Chicago's Cook County Health Care system. Presented on Zoom as part of the Public Policy and Health in the USA Lancet...
New Lancet Commission on Public Policy and Health in the Trump Era, led by Steffie Woolhandler and David Himmelstein, published its first comprehensive report. The report offers the first comprehensive assessment of the detrimental legislation and executive actions during Trump’s presidency with devastating effects on every aspect of health in the USA.
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