The University of Michigan Forum on Health Policy
The American health care system is now a perennial subject of national debate and concern. While it can boast some of the best and most advanced medical care in the world, the health care system in the U.S. also faces difficult issues such as the lack of universal coverage, spiraling costs, the growing needs of senior citizens, and the integration of new technologies.
The University of Michigan Medical School Program in Society and Medicine has been sponsoring the University of Michigan FORUM on Health Policy since 1994 to address these and other salient issues in educational, non-partisan seminars that juxtapose scholars, community experts, policymakers, legislators, and consumers from the university community and across the nation.
We believe that a more reasoned discussion of key issues in health policy development is vital to the overall success of the U.S. health care system. The FORUM and the University of Michigan Press together are taking a leading role in this discussion by making selected FORUM events available to a wider public through the series The University of Michigan Forum on Health Policy.
Read the complete transcript of the FORUM event, "What the Presidential Candidates are Saying About Health Care Reform" (April 7, 2000).