7th Annual Global Health Economics Colloquium


8:30 am to 5:00 pm

International House, UC Berkeley

Medicare-for-All: How to Do It Right

Single payer / Medicare-for-All is newly on the national political agenda. Two leading Democratic presidential candidates support it. Yet transforming how we pay for health care is a major task. If Medicare-for-All is adopted, how can we best design it to achieve universal coverage, high quality care, and affordability?

In this colloquium, we gather leaders in Medicare-for-All design from the U.S. along with international health system experts. The discussion will review current plans in Congress and from candidates, and will highlight the best approaches and trickiest issues in implementing Medicare-for-All.

$40 students & community ($20 if no lunch)
$75 faculty and staff
$100 private sector

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Emmanuel Saez, PhD, Professor of Economics, Director, Center for Equitable Growth, U.C. Berkeley
David U. Himmelstein, MD and Stephanie J. Woolhandler, MD, Distinguished Professors, City University of New York at Hunter College; Lecturers, Harvard Medical School; co-founders of Physicians for a National Health Program
Jeffrey D. Sachs, PhD, University Professor and Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University (by video)
Joseph Kutzin, Lead, Health Financing Team, World Health Organization
Diane Archer, PhD, President, Just Care USA
Stefano Bertozzi, MD, PhD, Professor and Dean Emeritus, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
Colin Boyle, MPP, MBA, Deputy Director, Institute for Global Health Sciences, UCSF
Adam Gaffney, MD, Instructor in Medicine Harvard University; President, Physicians for a National Health Program
James G Kahn, MD, MPH, Emeritus Professor, UCSF
Richard Kronick, PhD, Professor, University of California San Diego; former US Deputy Asst Secretary for Health Policy; former Administrator, Agency for Health Research & Quality
Danielle Martin, MD, Assoc Professor, University of Toronto; Founder, Canadian Doctors for Medicare
Laura Schmidt, PhD, Professor of Health Policy, Co-Director of the Community Engagement and Health Policy Program, UCSF
Sarah Thomson, PhD, Associate Professor, Dept of Social Policy, Univ of London; Senior Research Associate, European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies; Senior Health Financing Specialist, WHO Barcelona Office for Health Systems Strengthening

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