A Universal Framework for Health System Reform in the U.S. and Abroad
October 19, 2006, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Many in the U.S. continue to call for the introduction of a single-payer healthcare system, even as foreign public systems are moving closer toward a market-based system. Learn more.
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM: Networking
Karl Buschmann, '85
The tension between public and private sector solutions will figure prominently in near-term political campaigns. However, those who hope to paint a picture for the future of our healthcare system will need to go beyond such broad brushstrokes. The solution set for health system reform comprises a more complex array of policy options. What are the key components of comprehensive reform? What lessons can be adapted to the U.S. from other countries, and vice versa? What are the challenges and tradeoffs that are unique to the US?
David Nuzum is a management consultant to health insurers, healthcare providers and public sector policymakers with McKinsey & Company.