LDI Panel Discussion

LDI Panel Discussion

“Health Care Reform and the 2020 Election”

Health care reform proposals have drawn enormous attention in the runup to the 2020 election, but what role will they play in the election itself? Democratic primary candidates advanced proposals for Medicare for all, single payer, and a public option. How central will health care reform be in the general election, compared to other issues of interest to voters, including immigration, the environment, trade, and the economy? This very distinguished panel will share their perspectives on health care’s role in the upcoming election for president and members of Congress. There will be lots of time for audience interaction and conversation.


Rachel Werner, MD, PhD
Executive Director, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, Robert D. Eilers Professor, Health Care Management, The Wharton School, and Professor, Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine


Dave Grande, MD, MPA
Associate Professor of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, and Director of Policy, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics

Kathleen Jamieson, PhD
Elizabeth Ware Packard Professor of Communication, Annenberg School of Communication

Julia Lynch, PhD
Associate Professor, Political Science, School of Arts and Sciences


Mark Pauly, PhD
Bendheim Professor, Health Care Management, The Wharton School


Julie A. Sochalski, PhD, FAAN, RN
Associate Professor, and Associate Dean, Academic Programs, School of Nursing


Co-sponsored by the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI) and Penn Alumni Relations. In collaboration with the School of Nursing, The Wharton School, the Perelman School of Medicine, the Annenberg School, the Law School, and the School of Arts and Sciences.