Reshaping health insurance is a divisive topic in American politics today. Our current system expects patients to bear substantial health costs through deductibles, copayments, and coinsurance, creating a tradeoff for patients that can keep them from accessing the care they need. In his book, Exposed: Why Our Health Insurance Is Incomplete and What Can Be Done about It, Christopher Robertson offers an alternate framework based on pooling resources to provide affordable individual access to health care.
In this discussion with the author, expert panelists will address the questions surrounding our current healthcare system and the alternative presented by Christopher Robertson in his book.
Introduction and Moderator: Carmel Shachar, Executive Director, The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School
Christopher Robertson, Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law
Mark Hall, Fred D. And Elizabeth L. Turnage Professor of Law and Director of Health Law and Policy Program, Wake Forest Law
William M. Sage, James R. Dougherty Chair for Faculty Excellence, The University of Texas at Austin School of Law; Professor, Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care, Dell Medical School