The Latest from LDI
October 1, 2020
Video: Prospects for Health Care Reform
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has added urgency to the debate on health care reform as nearly 27 million Americans have lost employer-based coverage and COVID cases continue to surge. Last week, Penn LDI hosted a seminar, Prospects for Health Care Reform: Pandemics, Politics, and Public Opinion, to bring together a panel of national experts to discuss the political landscape and potential path forward for health care reform leading up to the presidential and congressional elections.
Earlier this year, Penn LDI held a one-day conference bringing together researchers, policymakers, providers, and other stakeholders to discuss fundamental issues across health care reform proposals. Our conference brief series examines health care affordability in theory and practice, health care payment and pricing, and the value of health insurance choice.
In a blog and accompanying summary, Penn LDI and United States of Care looked at CHIP buy-in plans still available in a number of states. They find that, generally, CHIP buy-in is a more affordable option than unsubsidized marketplace coverage for children. 
This Issue Brief reviews international models of financing long-term care, as well as recent state efforts, to help U.S. policymakers design a program that can meet the challenges of an aging population. 
Penn LDI is proud to partner with a new initiative at Penn, “Bold Solutions: Dismantle Racism. Advance Health.” aimed at fighting institutional, structural, and interpersonal racism from within health care. 
Friday, October 9, 2020 | Submission Deadline
Call for Papers: 5th Annual Population Health Science Research Workshop
The virtual workshop on December 11, 2020 will bring together scholars from economics, epidemiology, demography, sociology, and related disciplines under the theme “Health Equity in the Age of COVID-19.” To present your work, please submit a full paper or extended abstract to

Friday, October 16, 2020 | 12:00–1:00 p.m. ET

Recognizing and Addressing the Effects of Structural Racism on Health

A Virtual Conversation with Courtney Boen, PhD, MPH, Sara Jacoby, PhD, MPH, MSN, Jamila Michener, PhD, and John Rich, MD, MPH, moderated by Atheendar Venkataramani, MD, PhD

Friday, October 23, 2020 | 12:00–1:00 p.m. ET

The Financial Impact of COVID-19 on Health Care Providers 
A Virtual Conversation with Carmela Castellano-Garcia, JD, Rebekah Gee, MD, MPH, MS, Kevin Mahoney, MBA, DBA, and Farzad Mostashari, MD, ScM, moderated by Rachel Werner, MD, PhD

Friday, November 6, 2020 | 12:00–1:00 p.m. ET

Post-Election Panel: What’s Next for Health Care Reform?
A Virtual Conversation with Allison Hoffman, JD, Daniel Hopkins, PhD, and Mark Pauly, PhD, moderated by David Grande, MD, MPA

Friday, November 20, 2020 | 8:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m. ET

Expanding Scope of Practice After COVID-19
CLE/CME/CNE-accredited Virtual Conference
Co-presented with Penn Nursing, with support from Penn Dental and Penn Law
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US Physicians with Recent Experience Managing Hospitalized Older Adults: an Observational StudyJournal of General Internal Medicine, September 2020, Kira L. Ryskina, Anjali Bhatla, Rachel M. Werner

Consent to Trainee Involvement in Pediatric Care, New England Journal of Medicine, September 2020, Emily A. Largent 

Political Partisanship Influences Behavioral Responses To Governors' Recommendations For COVID-19 Prevention In The United States
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 
September 2020, Guy Grossman, Soojong Kim, Jonah M. Rexer, Harsha Thirumurthy

Self-Efficacy Of Family Caregivers Of Older Adults With Cognitive Impairment: A Concept Analysis, Nursing Forum, September 2020, Tarik S. Khan, Karen B. Hirschman, Matthew D. McHugh, Mary D. Naylor 

The Effects Of Market Competition On Cardiologists' Adoption Of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Medical Care, September 2020, Peter W. Groeneveld, Lin Yang, Andrea G. Segal, Pinar Karaca-Mandic, Genevieve P. Kanter

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Key Themes
       - Aging

       - Vulnerable Populations
       - Access and Coverage
       - Opioid Epidemic


As Penn’s hub for health services research, health policy, and health economics, Penn LDI catalyzes and facilitates research collaborations and educational programs to expand knowledge and shape policy for a more effective health system. 
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