Christopher Robertson, University of Arizona

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Colloquia

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Spring

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Patient cost exposure in American health insurance and health care reform
Kendrick Seminar Room, Social Sciences 128

Thursday, March 26th

12:30-1:45pm

The Freedom Center Spring 2020 Colloquium Series presents Christopher Robertson, Associate Dean for Research and Innovation and Professor of Law at the University of Arizona.

Christopher Robertson is an Associate Dean for Research and Innovation and Professor of Law here at the U of A. He also founded the U of A's Regulatory Science Program. Many of you have probably already met him at one of our previous FC talks. Professor Robertson's main interests are in health law as well as law and science. His new book Exposed: Why Our Health Insurance Is Incomplete and What Can Be Done about It just came out with Harvard University Press. In his book (and his talk), Professor Robertson critiques patient cost exposure in the American healthcare system, i.e., the costs that patients incur through deductibles, copayments, and coinsurance. According to Professor Robertson, this system keeps people from valuable care, causes anxiety, and drives people into bankruptcy.

We welcome faculty, students, and staff of the Philosophy and Moral Science Departments as well as members of the wider University community. RSVP to Lucy Schwarz at luciaschwarz@email.arizona.edu.