Adam Gaffney, MD

Harvard Medical School, Cambridge Health Alliance

Adam Gaffney, MD, is a physician, writer, public health researcher, and healthcare advocate. He is an Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and practices pulmonary and critical care physician at the Cambridge Health Alliance. He has authored or co-authored papers that have appeared in journals including the Lancet, the British Medical Journal, the American Journal of Public Health, and the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. His writing has appeared in the Washington Post, Guardian US, New Republic, Los Angeles Review of Books, USA Today, and elsewhere. He is the author of a recent book, To Heal Humankind: The Right to Health in History, published by Routledge, and is a member of the board and president-elect of the single-payer advocacy organization Physicians for a National Health Program.

My Sessions

Single payer: Follow the money

Presidential Ballroom

The first step to creating the perfect health care delivery system would be universal coverage, says George Halvorson. But what kind of universal coverage? How do we pay doctors? How do we optimize patient care delivery? How do we share the financial risk of health care costs? These are a few of the topics the […]

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