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Tuesday, September 24, 2019



The New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, New York, NY 10029


This event is free; advance online registration is required.

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The Commonwealth Fund and the New York Academy of Medicine invite you to a conversation with Paul Krugman of The New York Times and Tsung-Mei Cheng of Princeton University on the ethics and economics of American healthcare. The event will focus on the life and work of Uwe Reinhardt, a giant of health policy in the United States and internationally, and his final book, Priced Out: The Economic and Ethical Costs of American Health Care, an engaging and enlightening account of today's U.S. healthcare system, explaining why it costs so much more and delivers so much less than the systems of every other advanced country, why this situation is morally indefensible, and how we might improve it.

Copies of Priced Out will be available for purchase and signed by the author's wife and speaker, Tsung-Mei Cheng.


Tsung-Mei Cheng, JD, MA is a health policy research analyst at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.


Paul Krugman, PhD is a Nobel laureate in economics, longtime columnist at The New York Times and economics professor at CUNY Graduate Center, and the author of many influential books, including The Return of Depression Economics and The Great Unraveling: Losing Our Way in the New Century.


Uwe E. Reinhardt, PhD (1937-2017) was the James Madison Professor of Political Economy and Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University, where he taught for nearly fifty years. He wrote a regular column for The New York Times blog Economix. Dr. Reinhardt advised presidents and Congress on health reform and originated central features of the Affordable Care Act.