MacArthur Geniuses on Health Policy

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Dr. Jeffrey Brenner, Camden physician and founder and executive director of the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers and Julie Livingston, public health historian and anthropologist at Rutgers University, have been named as 2013 MacArthur "Geniuses." They'll talk about their fellowship and their work in public health.


Dr. Jeffrey Brenner and Dr. Julie Livingston

Comments [3]

Eric from Albany CA

One of the great things that Dr. Brenner's project has done is to effectively use information technology to improve medical care for an underserved population while spending a fraction of $ on IT systems that most hospitals are spending to implement electronic medical records.

Sep. 27 2013 04:03 PM
Joyce from NYC

I'm sorry, but this is getting tiresome.

These are wonderful people doing wonderful things, but I am getting tired of hearing:

A. There is suffering in life.

B. Therefore we need socialism.

How about looking at:

A. How much suffering was there 200 years ago, and how much of it has been reduced.


Science based thinking ???????

Sep. 26 2013 11:46 AM
jgarbuz from Queens

Socialist and semi-socialist countries generally do a good job when it comes to basic primary care. Cuba is a perfect example. I saw it in Israel too in the 1980s. But when you need something beyond primary care, that's when you run into trouble in those countries. In the US we have a broken primary care system, where the poor wait until they have to run to expensive ER's.
The answer for me is going back to capitalist medicine PLUS charity hospitals where all doctors have to, by law, contribute half their time working taking care of poor people for free. The other half of their time, to charge whatever the market can bear for middle class and upper class people who can afford it out of pocket,or by paying for Blue Cross or other health care insurance.

Sep. 26 2013 11:43 AM

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