U.S. Healthcare Policy "Roller Coaster" in Focus as Sherry Glied Delivers the Spring 2017 Jack & Lewis Rudin Lecture

Sherry Glied

“It has truly been a policy roller coaster on so many fronts – and healthcare not least among them,” Sherry Glied, Dean of NYU Wagner, said as she began the recent Spring 2017 Jack and Lewis Rudin Lecture at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York.

Dean Glied's talk provided listeners with historical background and context for making sense of the fast-moving Washington debate, which may dramatically recast healthcare throughout America. With the Administration intent on repealing the Affordable Care Act and replacing it with an alternative model, and with the question now before Congress, “every single day things are changing under foot.”

Dean Glied was introduced at the Jewish Theological Seminary as someone who is uniquely qualified to discuss the healthcare landscape and the future of ACA. Indeed, in 1992-1993, under Presidents George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton, she served as Senior Economist for healthcare and labor market policy on the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, and she participated in the Clinton Health Care Task Force. In 2010, under President Barack Obama, she was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation at the Department of Health and Human Services, and served in that capacity from July 2010 through August 2012.

Her principal areas of research are in health policy reform and mental health care policy. She has written Chronic Condition about healthcare reform, and with Richard Frank, she wrote Better But Not Well: Mental Health Policy in the U.S. since 1950. She is co-editor, with Peter C. Smith, of The Oxford Handbook of Health Economics. Dr. Glied holds a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University.

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