On Thursday evening, February 16th, our Wharton Business Program presents Penn alum, and ASU Associate Professor, Jonathan Ketcham
Due to the Affordable Care Act, the number of uninsured people in the US is at a record low. Yet around 30 million remain uninsured, and many others face limited access to care due to high out of pocket costs and narrow provider networks. The president-elect ran on a promise to repeal and replace the ACA. Republican control of the house and senate make this a strong possibility, as does the central role of the executive branch in sustaining efforts necessary for the ACA to continue. In this conversation we will discuss the primary challenges within the US health insurance system that the ACA and any replacement plan must address, and the approaches we have available to address those challenges. Of course, this is a very timely and relevant topic; because of the space, this is a limited attendance event; save the date, and be sure to RESERVE as soon as we open ticketing.
Ketcham received his PhD in Economics from Penn in 2002, and is an Associate Professor of Marketing in the W. P. Carey School of Business at ASU. His research evaluates on the roles of incentives and information in health care markets, with a focus on consumer and physician decision making. For this work, Dr. Ketcham has received the NIHCM Foundation's Annual Health Care Research Award, the John D. Thompson Prize for Young Investigators from AUPHA, and two federal R01 grants. He has done research in the following areas: consumer decision making; physician incentives and learning; prescription drugs and medical devices; health care providers; health insurance markets.