1,344th  Meeting

Milwaukee Academy of Medicine

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Wisconsin Club

900 W. Wisconsin Avenue

  1. 6:00 P.M. Reception
  2. 6:30 P.M. Dinner ($48.00 Reservations Required)

7:30 P.M. Announcements, Presentation

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Christy Ford Chapin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of History
Affiliate, School of Public Policy
University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)

Author, Ensuring America's Health: The Public Creation of the Corporate Health Care System (Cambridge University Press, 2015)

Visiting Scholar, Ed Snider Center, Robert H. Smith School of Business,

University of Maryland

Fellow, Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise, Johns Hopkins University

Who Determines How Medicine is Practiced?:

A History of Physicians, Insurance Companies,

and the U.S. Health Care System

This talk will explain why the U.S. health care system offers world-class medical services to some patients but is also exceedingly costly with fragmented care and increasingly bureaucratized processes. It is based on exhaustive historical research, the outcome of which was the speaker’s award-winning book, Ensuring America’s Health: The Public Creation of the Corporate Health Insurance System (Cambridge University Press, 2015). Early in the twentieth century, both government and private power merged to favor a distinctive economic model that placed insurance companies at the center of the health care system—where insurers both finance and oversee medical care.  Although the insurance company model was created during the 1930s, it continues to drive health care cost and quality problems today.   Moreover, the insurance company model has developed to decrease the autonomy of physicians to practice as they see fit.

Christy Ford Chapin received her Ph.D. in history from the University of Virginia.

Her interests include political, economic, and business history.  She is currently an associate professor of history and public policy at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), a fellow at the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, and a visiting scholar at Johns Hopkins University. She has received numerous awards and fellowship, including, most recently, a Kluge Fellowship at the Library of Congress.  Her work has been featured in either the publications or website articles of Time Magazine, Salon, Newsmax, Daily Beast, Forbes, Dissent, Business Insider, and the New York Times.  Chapin has made a number of radio and podcast appearances, for example, on EconTalk, The Majority Report with Sam Seder, the Sean Hannity Show, On Point with Tom Ashbrook (NPR), and Freakonomics Radio.

Session date: 
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: 
Wisconsin Club
900 West Wisconsin Avenue
Mitchell Room
Milwaukee, WI 53233
United States
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.

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Program Description: 

The Milwaukee Academy of Medicine hosts eight educational presentations every year: once a month from January through May, and again from September through November.  Distinguished national and local medical experts share their knowledge and experiences on topics of interest to a broad spectrum of medical practitioners.  The didactic presentations are comprised of traditional audio-visual modalities, a discussion period involving Q&A, and the sharing of personal experiences by audience members to facilitate expert commentary and further discussion.

For more information on the Academy or to become a member, please visit: www.milwaukeeacademyofmedicine.org

Reservations are required to attend any of our programs. There is a charge for dinner and beverages.

ACCME Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 1.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

Target audience: 

Physicians of all medical specialties

Learning objectives: 

At the end of this activity:

  • Participants will have an increased insight into the development of the U.S. health care system, including the growing authority and power of insurance companies.
  • Participants will understand the primary factors driving high health care costs.
  • Participants will understand the historical reasons for and the contemporary consequences of fragmented health care delivery.
Faculty & credentials: 
Planning Committee:
Matthew Lee, MD
Jack Kleinman, MD
Ellen Blank, MD
Carol Pohl, MD
Alonzo Walker, MD
Tod Poremski, MD
Daryl Melzer, MD
Thomas Heinrich, MD
Arthur Derse, MD, JD
Presenter(s):
Christy Ford Chapin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of History
Affiliate, School of Public Policy
University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)

Visiting Scholar, Ed Snider Center, Robert H. Smith School of Business,

University of Maryland

Fellow, Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise, Johns Hopkins University

 

All persons in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose.

CME Coordinator Contact Information

Name: 
Amy John
Phone number: 
+1 (414) 456-8249