2017 Paul Offner Lecture featuring Dean Katherine Baicker

Tue., November 28, 2017 | 4:30 PM — 5:30 PM

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Pyle Center, AT&T Lounge
702 Langdon Street
Madison, WI 53706
United States

Sponsored By: Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Health economist and Dean of Harris Public Policy, Katherine Baicker, will give the 2017 Paul Offner Lecture on Tuesday, November 28 at the Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street. Her presentation, The Effect of Medicaid Spending, Health, and Well-Being: Evidence and Implications for Reform, begins at 4:30 p.m.

With the future of Medicaid and public health insurance subsidies in flux, gauging the effects of public insurance on health care spending, financial security, and physical and mental health is crucial. However, these effects are notoriously difficult to assess because there are many differences between uninsured and insured populations that may affect health.

Baicker, dean of the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy, and colleagues used a rare opportunity in Oregon to conduct a randomized, controlled evaluation of the effects of Medicaid on a wide range of outcomes. She will present recent findings from this and other studies to shed light on the likely effects of health policy changes.


Reception to follow.


For more information and RSVPs, contact Bridget Pirsch, pirsch@lafollette.wisc.edu.