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Ad Fontes Forum To Be Held on Thursday, April 12th at 4:30 PM; Focus on Health Care Policy

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Read below for an announcement about the 2nd Annual Ad Fontes Forum, a Rockefeller Center Co-Sponsored Event focused on health policy.  
The Second Annual Ad Fontes Forum Presents:Too Many Holes or Not Enough Net? Sustainability & Solvency of American Health Care

 April 12th from 4:30-6:00 pm 
Moore Theater, Hopkins Center
Catered reception to follow forum

In 2010, the US spent $2.4 trillion on health care.  In other words, the US spent $8,400 per person in the US, or nearly 18% of GDP.  Despite the fact that the US spends more than any other country, both in absolute terms and relative to GDP, outcomes in the US compare poorly with other wealthy countries spending much less.  Employer sponsored coverage dwindled from 69% of persons under 65 (in 2000) to 58.6% in 2010, which made a significant dent in the share of the population with private health insurance.  The number uninsured in this country is hovering at 50 million, with great uncertainty about whether this figure will grow or shrink depending on the Supreme Court Ruling on PPACA.  Regardless of the future of PPACA, any reform to health care in the US must address skyrocketing costs, and each approach to reining in health care costs has widely different affects on the most vulnerable residents in the US.  This panel will address the challenge of making health care more sustainable while examining whether and how existing and proposed reforms affect the US’s most vulnerable populations.
Panelists: Elliott Fisher, M.D., M.P.H, Dartmouth Medical School

John Goodman, Ph.D., President & CEO National Center for Policy Analysis

Patrice Harris, M.D., Trustee, American Medical Association & Director of Health Services, Fulton County, Georgia.

Ellen Meara Ph.D., The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice

About the Ad Fontes Forum:
Now in its second year, the Ad Fontes Forum is an annually‐held lecture program that engages the Dartmouth community in a discussion of the pressing issues of the day. Generations of Dartmouth students have taken to heart President John Sloan Dickey’s charge, “the world’s troubles are your troubles.” A diverse and accomplished amalgamation of people, Dartmouth students bring so many unique experiences, perspectives, and world outlooks with them to campus. Our hope is that the Ad Fontes Forum acts as a shared intellectual experience that prompts an exchange of all of these things within the Dartmouth community. In the process, we hope that it leads to the personal growth within the various societal, community, and even global atmospheres we all take part in.
Organizers: Vaidehi Mujumdar ’13 & Jaya Batra ‘13
Co-sponsored by: The Office of the Provost, The Office of the Dean of Faculty, The Dartmouth Center for Health Care Delivery Science (TDC), and The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center

The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences