#Lown2017 activists are meeting to talk about appropriate care and why our health system can’t deliver it.

img_0252One of the sessions at Saturday’s Lown Institute annual conference was entitled “Corruption and Patient Harm in the Medical Industrial Complex.” Today, members are meeting to develop a strategy to challenge all that. (More on their case in The Lancet,)

Keynotes at the meeting outside Boston included global economist Jeffrey Sachs — who spoke the day after the House vote on the ACA. In his remarks, as reported on Twitter,  Sachs ripped the profit-driven health care delivery system. Other speakers included journalist Elizabeth Rosenthal and UNC AIDS doc Charlie van der Horst, a leader in NC’s Moral Mondays movement.

Click here or search #Lown2017 for small sample of conference social media.


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