National Library of Medicine Exhibit: "For All the People" remarks and discussion
Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences, First Floor Special Collections and Archives Reading Room
509 N. 12th St., Richmond, Va. 23298
Health care reform has been a contentious political issue in the United States for more than a hundred years. Even after the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, which expanded access to health insurance coverage for millions of people, Americans continue to disagree on whether and how to make quality health care available to all. Citizens have made their voices heard in these debates from the beginning of the 20th century to today. This exhibit tells the lesser-known story of how movements of ordinary people helped shape the changing American health care system.
In conjunction with the exhibit, Dr. Andrew Barnes, assistant professor of health behavior and policy at VCU, will speak about health policy and the history of healthcare reform. Light refreshments will be served.
The exhibit and event are free and open to all, but please register to attend the talk. Parking is available for a fee in the 8th Street parking deck. If special accommodations are needed, please contact Thelma Mack, research and education coordinator, at (804) 828-0017.
About the Speaker
Andrew J. Barnes, Ph.D. is an assistant professor of health behavior and policy at VCU, research associate of the VCU Massey Cancer Center and affiliate faculty in the VCU Center for the Study of Tobacco Products. His research interests include health policy, cancer care delivery research, behavioral economics and patient decision-making. He is currently working with a team of researchers on the effects of federal and state regulations on e-cigarette use and how preferences impact decision-making in cancer, as well as on several projects related to health insurance decision-making. Dr. Barnes is the co-author of the book Healthcare Systems in Transition: United States of America and co-editor of the upcoming book Behavioral Economics and Health Behaviors: Key Concepts and Current Research. He completed his doctoral training in health policy with a concentration in economics at the University of California, Los Angeles, and holds a masters of public health from Tulane University.
Thumbnail image: Physicians rally in support of health reform, New York City, 2009, by Thomas Altfather Good
Top Image: The Urban League, University of Michigan-Bently Historical Library