Racial Disparities in Health Care – Panel Discussion

Racial Disparities in Health Care
Monday, April 4, 12 to 1:30pm, HLS Pound 213

Forty years after the end of the Jim Crow era and the passage of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, there remain large racial disparities in the American healthcare system.  This panel will explore the strengths and weaknesses of various policies that may be employed to alleviate ongoing racial health disparities.  Such policies include those that enhance the enforcement or reach of existing civil rights laws and those that call for more direct and targeted quality-improvement initiatives.  In addition, the panel will discuss those aspects of the Affordable Care Act that may lead to reduced disparities in care.

Panelists:
Gregg Bloche
Amitabh Chandra
Anup Malani
David Barton Smith

Moderator:
Michael Frakes

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