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Dawes Leads Off Day-Long Look at Health Care at Symposium 3/14/19  03/14/19 11:57:40 AM Printer Friendly VersionPrinter Friendly Version


Daniel E. Dawes, JD, presents this year’s TePoel Lecture at Creighton University. Dawes is the author of 150 Years of ObamaCare, a book looking at the surprisingly long history of the nation’s efforts to create a sustainable,
affordable health care system. (Photo by Creighton University)


Dawes Leads Off Day-Long Look at Health Care at Symposium
The TePoel Lecture at Creighton University was held on a very snowy March 7, in conjunction with the Annual Creighton Law Review Symposium.
This year’s TePoel lecturer was Daniel E. Dawes, JD, senior advisor and general counsel at the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at the Morehouse School of Medicine and professor at the H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship at Nova Southeastern University.
He is the author of 150 Years of ObamaCare, a book looking at the surprisingly long history of the nation’s efforts to create a sustainable, affordable health care system.
His keynote presentation, entitled “Health Equity for All: A Past, Presentand
Future Look at the Legal and Political Determinants of Health,” was a fitting way to begin the day-long look at “Inequities and Injustice in Health Care.” The symposium investigated the current state of health care in America today with presentations by both local and national speakers.
Planners said, “Access to health care and the quality of care received differs starkly based on the patient’s socioeconomic status, rural or urban residence, immigration status, and other social determinants of health. Even when adjusting for these factors, a patient’s race, ethnicity, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, and disability status are strongly correlated with the receipt of appropriate care as well as overall health outcomes. These differences have been attributed to structural and cultural barriers, provider biases, and sometimes outright discrimination, among other causes. Several existing legal and policy efforts designed to ameliorate these inequities – including Section 1557 and other provisions of the Affordable Care Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and key provisions of Medicaid – are now in flux.”
The TePoel Lecture Series, inaugurated in 1975 with a lecture given by Professor Harold J. Berman of the Harvard Law School, has featured many legal scholars of national and international reputation. It is named in honor of Dean Louis TePoel, teacher, scholar and academic administrator, who served on the Creighton Law School Faculty from 1907 to 1947 and as Dean from 1920 to 1947.
The law school’s website notes that they “take great pride in the TePoel Lecture Series. It is a primary means by which Creighton continues to provide its students and the Omaha community with the best in legal education.”
This year’s student-run lecture series, led by Creighton law professor Kelly Dineen, JD, and third-year student Natalie Williams, and the Creighton Law Review symposium were open to the public.
– By Lorraine Boyd
 
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