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Implementing Obamacare: The Promise and Pitfalls of Health Reform Return to listing


The rollout of Obamacare has been marked by controversy, confusion, and disappointment with its performance.  What is the state of Obamacare in North Carolina and across the country?  Is the program gaining traction or losing ground?  Dr.  Oberlander will provide an update on the implementation of Obamacare and the ongoing political battle over health reform, and discuss its future prospects.

Jonathan Oberlander

Jonathan Oberlander is Professor and Vice Chair of Social Medicine, Professor of Health Policy & Management, and Adjunct Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, where he teaches in the School of Medicine and Gillings School of Global Public Health.

Dr. Oberlander’s research focuses on health care politics and policy, health reform, and Medicare.  Currently, he is studying and writing about health care cost containment, the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, and the political history of U.S. health care reform.    

Dr. Oberlander is author of The Political Life of Medicare (University of Chicago Press) and is co-editor of a 3-volume book series (The Social Medicine Reader, 2nd ed.) published by Duke University Press.  His articles have appeared in journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, Health Affairs, Annals of Internal Medicine, Social Science and Medicine, Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, and Journal of Policy Analysis and Management

Dr. Oberlander has commented on health reform for a number of media outlets, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, the New York Review of Books, National Public Radio, the BBC, CBS News and PBS.

Oberlander holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in political science from Yale University, and a B.A. in political science from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.  He has been a visiting scholar at Princeton and the Russell Sage Foundation, and held fellowships at the Brookings Institution and University of California-Berkeley.   


For more information, please contact Nacire Garcia at nacire_garcia@med.unc.edu.

  Location: Medical Biomolecular Research Building (MBRB) G202
  Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2014
  Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Sponsor: NC TraCS (Translational and Clinical Sciences) Institute: NIH CTSA at UNC-CH
  Price: Free
  For more information, contact the event administrator: Carly Lamb clamb1@email.unc.edu

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