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What Has the Pandemic Taught Us About the American System of Health Insurance
What Has the Pandemic Taught Us About the American System of Health Insurance
Dr. Helen Levy
Health insurance in the U.S. comes from many different public and private sources. This talk will consider how the coronavirus has illuminated the weaknesses (and one surprising strength) of our decentralized approach to courage.
Dr. Levy is a Research Professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy; she is also a Research Professor at the Institute for Social Research and the Ford School of Public Policy. She is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Before coming to the University of Michigan she was an Assistant Professor at the Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies at the University of Chicago and a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholar in Health Policy Research at the University of California at Berkeley. In 2010 - 2011, Dr. Levy served as a Senior Economist to the President's Council of Economic Advisers in Washington, DC.
Her research interests include the causes and consequences of lacking health insurance, evaluation of public health insurance programs, and the role of health literacy in explaining disparities in health outcomes. She is a co-Investigator on the Health and Retirement Study, a long-running longitudinal study of health and economic dynamics at older ages. She is currently the recipient of a Career Development Award (K01) from the National Institute on Aging to study health literacy and health disparities among the elderly.
Lecture Type : Distinguished Lecture Series      
Lecture Date : 02/08/2022      
Program Year : 2021-22      
Term : Winter      
Fee : $10.00