WFU experts to lead discussion on ACA and health insurance

Wake Forest University’s Center for Bioethics, Health & Society is sponsoring a panel discussion on the Affordable Care Act and the importance of health insurance in communities.

Am I My Brother’s Medical Keeper?” will be held Tuesday, Nov. 14 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in the Magnolia Room in Reynolda Hall.

The event is for Wake Forest faculty, staff and students only. The event is not open to the public. Media are invited to attend with advance notice.

A moderated panel of diverse health care experts will discuss health care funding, resource allocation and insurance access. An interactive health care resource exercise will invite attendees to explore the potential for both inspiration and polarization when many voices are in the mix.

Examples of discussion topics include questions about access to quality health care, health care coverage options, the role of the community in access to good health care and how should a health care system work.

Panelists include:

  • Alana M. James, Assoc. Director, Engagement, Wake Downtown & Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
  • Christina M. Dalton, Asst. Professor of Economics, Wake Forest University
  • Richard W. Lord, Chair and Professor, Family and Community Medicine
    Vice President for Clinical Operations – Population Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
  • Mark A. Hall, Professor of Law and Public Health and Co-Director, Bioethics Graduate Program at Wake Forest University will moderate the discussion.

The event is part of Wake Forest University’s year-long focus on “Rethinking Community.

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Christina Marsh Dalton

Assistant Professor of Economics & Adjunct Appointment, Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest School of Medicine

Dalton’s research focuses on health economics, health care markets, public and private insurance, and the economics of public health policy.

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