In Beyond Obamacare, House shows that health care reforms, including the Affordable Care Act, cannot resolve this crisis because they do not focus on the underlying causes for the nation’s poor health outcomes, which are largely social, economic, environmental, psychological, and behavioral. House calls for a complete reorientation of how we think about health.
Jim House will present the main points of his book. Helen Levy from the Institute for Social Research will respond with a health economy perspective, and Richard Lichtenstein, the S. J. Axelrod Collegiate Professor of Health Management and Policy from SPH will offer a community health perspective. The Ford School's Associate Dean for Research and Policy Engagement Paula Lantz will moderate.