Impact of the Pandemic on America’s Health Care System

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Date: March 1, 2022
Time: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: ZOOM
Category: Seminar

Title:  

Impact of the Pandemic on America’s Health Care System


Presenter: 

Janet Hankin, WSU Sociology


Date/Time:  

Tuesday, March 1, 12:30pm-1:30pm  

 

Join us for our upcoming Brown Bag Talk on Zoom at:

https://wayne-edu.zoom.us/j/92425815409?pwd=c2IrUndXL2FjYkpKQlRQRzRraGIrZz09

 

Meeting ID: 924-2581-5409 

Password: 244113

  

Abstract: 

We are beginning the third year of the Covid-19 Pandemic. More than 934,000 Americans have died from COVID-19. The number of Americans who have contracted the virus exceeds 78 million. What are the negative and positive impacts of the Pandemic on our health care system? Three negative impacts are examined: 1) Loss of health insurance, 2) Problems accessing ambulatory care, and 3) Shortages of personnel, hospital beds, and equipment. These problems have severely challenged the American health care system. Policy makers have addressed these challenges in several ways. The solutions include: Making it easier to sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), shifting the locus of ambulatory care from in-person visits to telemedicine, providing immediate results from mammogram screenings, and finding work arounds for shortages in personnel, hospital beds, and equipment. While these changes have resulted in some improvements in our health care system, serious problems of access, cost, and quality of care remain.

Contact

Jacqeline Boswell

jboswell@wayne.edu

Cost

FREE
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