Panel Discussion: Hospitals, Research and Health Reform

Aug 04 2015 25 mins  
In this panel discussion, moderator Joy Melnikow and panelists Ron Chapman, Neal Kohatsu, Robin Affrime and Kris Srinivasan consider how academic research might contribute to successful implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Melnikow is the Director of the Center for Healthcare Policy and Research. Robin Affrime is CEO of CommuniCare Health Centers. Ron Chapman is the Director of the California Department of Public Health. Neal Kohatsu is the Medical Director of the California Department of Health Care Services, and Kris Srinivasan is a practicing medical doctor for the UC Davis Health System and for CommuniCare Health Centers. This talk is from the November 2013 Center for Poverty Research conference The Affordable Care Act and Low Income Populations: Lessons from and Challenges for Research. This conference brought together a unique mix of researchers, policy professionals and industry leaders to discuss what the new law means for health care in this country, as well as its possible impacts on domestic poverty. Learn more at