Healthcare Series

In the series, we dive into understanding the fundamental nature of our healthcare system and why we can’t approach any social or civic change without addressing its connection to healthcare. How does our system work? How did it get that way? What has the pandemic revealed about healthcare in the U.S.? What can regular citizens and leaders do to improve their community’s health outcomes?

Healthcare 101: Class is in Session 

April 6, 2021   


Summary: With NYU Wagner Dean, Dr. Sherry Glied. Dive into: Biggest challenges with our healthcare system in 2021. Spending versus outcomes. How wealth impacts outcomes. Ethical questions about healthcare innovation. What did covid expose about the system? How rising leaders can innovate in their local communities.  

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The Vaccine. How does it work? 

April 28, 2021 


Summary: With Vanderbilt’s Dr. Mark Denison, one of the world’s foremost experts on coronaviruses. What are the risks of taking or not taking the vaccine from a scientist who developed it. What is an mRNA vaccine and how does it actually work? Well-known around the world for receiving a generous $1 million donation from Dolly Parton, the Denison Lab was the first to show human antibody response to the Moderna vaccine. What is an mRNA vaccine and how does it actually work?  

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My bill was what? The price of care in the U.S.

May 14, 2021 


Summary:  With Healthcare Pricing Expert Ge Bai, PhD, CPA. How did our healthcare system get so expensive? What should the Government’s role be in healthcare pricing?What types of care should or shouldn’t be on the free market? The explosion of telemedicine created by the pandemic. Why did premiums go up after the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Does value-based care work?

“Any policy that paves the way for more market competition will help create a dynamic and vibrant healthcare market that will benefit everyone.” – Ge Bai

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Impact Experts

Dr. Sherry Glied is the Dean of New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School...

Dr. Mark Denison is currently the director of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases....

Dr. Ge Bai is an associate professor of Accounting at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School....

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