Seminar Series – Sick to Debt: Fixing Our High Out-of-Pocket Health Care System

Monday, Jan 25, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Over the past few decades, an increasing number of Americans have enrolled in high out-of-pocket insurance plans. Dr. Ubel will discuss why they’ve done this, what’s wrong with these plans (and these “decisions”) and how we can and should do better for our population.

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Peter A. Ubel M.D. is the Madge and Dennis T. McLawhorn University Professor of Business, Public Policy and Medicine at Duke University. A physician and a behavioral scientist, he uses the tools of decision psychology and behavioral economics to explore topics like informed consent, shared decision making, and health care cost containment.  He has authored over 300 academic publications, the majority of which involve empirical explorations of decision psychology as it pertains to health care. He has also written for the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Atlantic, the New Yorker, and is a regular contributor at Forbes. His books include Pricing Life (MIT Press 2000), Free Market Madness (Harvard Business Press, 2009) Critical Decisions (HarperCollins, 2012), and Sick to Debt (Yale University Press, 2019). You can find his blogs and other information at