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    Welcome all. We will begin in a few minutes.

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    This video was provided courtesy of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

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    This event is in collection to a poll done by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, NPR and the Harvard Chan School. The larger poll, Patient Perspectives on Health Care in the US, is here: http://www.npr.org/assets/img/2016/02/26/PatientPerspectives.pdf and a related report specifically about the experiences of Americans with low incomes is here: http://www.npr.org/assets/img/2016/02/26/Low-Income.pdf

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    This clip is courtesy of the Dimock Center.

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    We will have a Q&A. If you have a question for our panelists, post them here or email them to theforum@hsph.harvard.edu.

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    This event is being presented in collaboration with The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and NPR.

  • Has anyone on the panel read the article written, or listened to the aired version on NPR today, by Alison Kodjak/Health Policy Correspondent, Science Desk, entitled “Life Expectancy Drops for White Women, Increases for Black Men? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics released a report, just today, that white women are dying at a slightly younger age than in the past.

    Do you believe that this NCHS report is relevant to “Health Care Inequalities in America,” and possibly even playing a part what you are all discussing today?

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      Thank you! I have passed this along.

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    We will post this event on demand on this site later this week.

  • Cathy

    I am a hospital-based adolescent/young adult primary care provider, after 20+ years as a CHC provider. ACA has dramatically increased our urgent care and routine health care demand and capacity, particularly for young men. We still have patients who use ER’s for the family and structural reasons mentioned, as well as for convenience “my friend lives near there”, “I work till 10pm after school”. We also see many youth who are still uninsured, or so underinsured they do not see it as worthwhile, and don’t understand the process/need for renewal.
    Question: How do we provide more consumer education on utilization to youth and families, and remain accessible as primary care practices, without working 24/7?.

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      Thanks so much for the question

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