Past Events

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On the evening of April 8, 2015, CHAS was honored to host Ronald Haskins from The Brookings Insitute as a "Special Event" lecturer.  Ron is a reknowned policy expert and came to provide deeper insight into his book, "Show Me the Evidence!," a recounting of his involvement with President Obama's administration and the Affordable Care Act.  Additionally, he shared his long hisotry of expertise interacting within the political landscape of Washington, D.C. and signed book copies afterwards.   

The Center for Health Administration Studies (CHAS) at the University of Chicago is celebrating its 50th anniversary.  In commemoration of the 50th anniversary, a one-day conference with the theme of Equity and Choice in Health Care Access was held on April 12, 2013 at the Gleacher Center in Chicago, IL.  The conference convened key thought leaders from across the country to focus on issues related to health care access post-Affordable Care Act.  Click here to see the photo album from the conference.

Please enjoy some of the photos from the conference and each presenters' talk is featured online, as you can see below:


Welcome: Equity and Choice in Health Care Access

     Howard Gleckman, Resident Fellow, Urban Institute; Columnist, Caring for Our Parents at, The Future of Long-Term Care Financing in a Post-CLASS World

     Judy Feder, Professor, Georgetown Public Policy Institute, Georgetown University, Dual Eligibility: Choice and Access for Individuals Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid

     Tamara Konetzka, Associate Professor, Health Services Research, University of Chicago  Response: Long-Term Care Needs and Access to Care under the ACA

     David Cutler, Otto Eckstein Professor of Applied Economics in the Department of Economics, Harvard University, Health Reform and the Cost Curve

     Richard Frank, Margaret T. Morris Professor of Health Economics in the Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School; The Impact of Coverage Expansion on Vulnerable Populations

     Harold Pollack, Helen Ross Professor in the School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago  Response: Cost/Coverage Harmony or Trade-Offs under the ACA


      Sherry Glied, Professor of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University; Keynote Address: The Affordable Care Act: An Insider’s View

       Julia Lynch, Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania; A Frame for Fairness

       Norman Daniels, Mary B. Saltonstall Professor of Population Ethics and Professor of Ethics and Population Health, Harvard University; The Connection between Equity and Fairness in Policy Design in View of ACA

      Colleen Grogan, Professor in the School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago  Response: Is the Health Care System More Equitable and Fair under the ACA?

      Eric Patashnik, Professor of Public Policy & Politics, University of Virginia, What Does the Public Want from Comparative Effectiveness Research? Evidence from National Surveys

      Jonathan Skinner, James O. Freeman Presidential Professor of Economics, Dartmouth College  ACOs and Inequality

      David Meltzer, Chief, Section of Hospital Medicine, Director, Center for Health and the Social Sciences, University of Chicago  Response: System Transformation and the ACA

     CLOSING ADDRESS:         

     Henry Aaron, Bruce and Virginia MacLaury Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution; Closing Address: Today in Health Reform: The Calm between the Storms