Visit Our Timeline
LBJ Enacts Medicare and Medicaid
President Lyndon Johnson enacts Medicare and Medicaid. The laws, drafted in part by William Kissick, provide unprecedented health coverage for elderly and low-income Americans.
LDI is Established
LDI is established at Wharton with the support of Leonard Davis, an innovator in private health insurance, and his wife Sophie.
Health Care Management MBA
LDI drives the creation of a Health Care Management MBA at The Wharton School, a prototypical degree in advanced business management for health care industry professionals.
National Health Insurance Issue
Rising to the top of the political agenda, National Health Insurance is the focus of a national conference hosted by LDI and a two-part article in the New England Journal of Medicine by Robert Eilers.
In a milestone year for LDI and a pivotal moment in national health care policy, leading thinkers from Penn, industry, media and government gathered in a collaborative exchange on Oct. 5 and 6, 2017 to explore the continued challenges of health care access, affordability, value and disparities.
We wrap up this series with an ode to its creator, Janet Weiner.
50th Story Stack from /ldi-impact
The degree programs in health care management, policy and research established through LDI have produced more than 2,500 Penn graduates who are leaders in academia, government agencies, foundations, health care organizations, and industry.
LDI digs deep to understand the mechanisms affecting populations made vulnerable by demographic or geographic disparities. LDI researchers have analyzed issues from appointment availability for Medicaid-eligible patients, to neighborhood effects on health outcomes, to the "leaky pipeline" for minorities in health professions.