Power, Politics, and Universal Health Care with Stuart Altman (Conversations with History) - UCTV - University of California Television
Power, Politics, and Universal Health Care with Stuart Altman (Conversations with History)
Premiere Date: 5/7/2012; 59 minutes


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Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Stuart Altman for a discussion of the struggle to reform healthcare in the U.S. Altman traces his intellectual odyssey and recalls his long term involvement in national policymaking. In his reflections, he considers the successes and failures of reform in the context of U.S. political culture and history. Analyzing efforts by Presidents from Roosevelt to Obama, he highlights the twin goals of cost reduction and universal access. He concludes with an examination of the Obama plan speculating on the future of cost control. In his conclusion, he offers advice to students on how to prepare for the future. (#23793)

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United States History and Geography: Continuity and Change in the Twentieth Century

11.11 Students analyze the major social problems and domestic policy issues in contemporary American society.

6. Analyze the persistence of poverty and how different analyses of this issue influence welfare reform, health insurance reform, and other social policies.

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