About the Session

The care of the most vulnerable has become an urgent challenge in American health policy and politics. For the underserved and for minorities, disparities in this care can be truly a matter of life and death. The need to achieve equity of care has grown even more acute in our current era of value-based purchasing and accountable care. Dr. Siegel will pose some key provocative questions that are core to realizing a healthcare system where all patients are treated with dignity and have the opportunity for good health. Using illustrations from the history of the nation’s social safety net, he will show us how moving the needle on equity is a long struggle which is now taken up by a new generation of healthcare leaders.

This lecture is supported by the Alumni Association of the Graduate Program in Health Industry Management of Northwestern University.

*Attendance at the Bachmeyer, MacEachern or Gintzig luncheon is included with the general registration fee. Attendees may purchase additional luncheon tickets on-site for a fee of $95 each, as space permits.

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