Understanding the Politics of American Social Insurance Programs in the Era of Obamacare


Featured Speaker:

Ted Marmor, PhD
Professor Emeritus of Public Policy and Management
Professor Emeritus of Political Science
Yale University

Presentation followed by book signing; copies of Social Insurance will be available.
Social insurance is one of the central tenets of modern societies, yet our country is mired in the political battle of a generation: cherished social programs like Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security face major threats in our age of austerity.

Leading scholar Ted Marmor has co-authored the new book Social Insurance: America's Neglected Heritage and Contested Future, with Jerry L. Mashaw and John Pakutka. 

Dr. Marmor has testified before Congress about medical care reform, social security, and welfare issues and served as an expert witness in cases involving asbestos liability, pharmaceutical pricing fraud, and health financing controversies. He is the author or co-author of thirteen books, more than 200 articles, and numerous opinion pieces.  

Join us for a discussion on the history, economics, politics and philosophy of social insurance in this country and how they impact the move toward an improved Medicare-for-all health insurance system.
All PNHP-NY Metro forums are free and open to the public. 


February 18, 2014 at 7:30pm - 9pm
Beth Israel's Phillips Ambulatory Care Center
10 Union Square East @ E14th St 2nd Floor Auditorium
New York, NY
United States
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