Being Seriously Ill In the U.S.: Financial and Healthcare Impacts
What is it like to be seriously ill in America today? From heavy financial burdens — despite insurance — to varied hospital experiences, to impacts on caregivers, people with serious illnesses shared their experiences through a recent poll by the New York Times, the Commonwealth Fund, and the Harvard Chan School. The findings carry significant implications for national debates on basic health insurance requirements and on the reach of programs such as Medicare. In this Forum, a panel of experts unpacked the poll findings, as well as explored practical ways in which health systems can change to help the most ill Americans.
This Harvard event was presented in collaboration with The Commonwealth Fund on December 5, 2018.
Watch the entire series: https://theforum.sph.harvard.edu/