Vision for Health Care: Conversation with Economist Amy Finkelstein and Local Experts on Health Insurance Reform

Salt Lake City, UT – Accessing and affording health care in the United States remains a challenge, with many Utahns still lacking health insurance coverage. Even for those with insurance, high premiums and costly health care expenses can create financial burdens, especially in the face of medical emergencies or chronic conditions. Addressing these issues has been a longstanding struggle for national and state policy leaders, but finding effective solutions has proven to be a complex endeavor.

In an effort to shed light on this pressing matter, The Salt Lake Tribune is organizing an event as part of its “Storytelling through Data” series, featuring health economist and MacArthur Genius Grant winner, Amy Finkelstein. Finkelstein will be discussing her book “We’ve Got You Covered,” which presents a compelling proposal for health insurance reform. The conversation, to be moderated by Tribune Executive Editor Lauren Gustus, will also include insights from local health care experts like Allison Witman, a health economist and professor, and Laura Summers, Director of Industry Research at the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute.

The event is scheduled to take place on Monday, Feb. 26 from noon to 1:30 p.m., offering attendees the opportunity to engage in this important discussion. While the event is free to attend, space is limited, and interested individuals are encouraged to RSVP by Wednesday, Feb. 21 to ensure their spot.

The Tribune remains committed to fostering a platform for Utahns to share their ideas, perspectives, and solutions for the betterment of the state. The insights from community members play a crucial role in this endeavor, and the publication encourages individuals to participate and share their thoughts on how to improve health care in the state. For those interested in sharing their opinions, details on how to do so are available alongside an invitation to email the Tribune directly. These contributions will undoubtedly contribute to a more comprehensive and informed dialogue on the issue, helping to pave the way for positive changes in Utah’s health care landscape.