Dr. Andrew Barnes will speak in a moderated session about current events related to health care reform and policy in the United States. He will address current trends in policy research that are shaping the field and the community. Stay after the event to view the traveling banner exhibit For All the People: A Century of Citizen Action in Health Care Reform on loan from the National Library of Medicine through June 17.
Please bring your own lunch. Desserts and drinks will be provided.
Health care reform has been a contentious political issue in the United States for more than a hundred years. Even after the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, which expanded access to health insurance coverage for millions of people, Americans continue to disagree on whether and how to make quality health care available to all. Citizens have made their voices heard in these debates from the beginning of the 20th century to today. This exhibition tells the lesser-known story of how movements of ordinary people helped shape the changing American health care system.
The exhibit is free and open to all during normal library hours. Parking is available for a fee in the 8th Street parking deck. If special accommodations are needed, please contact Thelma Mack, research and education coordinator, at (804) 828-0017.