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Book Presentation by Heide Castaneda & Jessica Mulligan

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
4:00pm – 5:30pm

Storrs Campus
Class '47, Babbidge Library

Global Health & Human Rights presents a book talk with Heide Castaneda (University of South Florida) and Jessica Mulligan (Providence College)

“Unequal Coverage: The Experience of Health Care Reform in the United States”

Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 4:00p.m., Class of '47 Babbidge Library

Please joins us for a book presentation with Heide Castaneda and Jessica Mulligan entitled: "Unequal Coverage: The Experience of Health Care Reform in the United States"

Unequal Coverage documents the everyday experiences of individuals and families across the U.S. as they attempted to access coverage and care in the five years following the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). It argues that while the Affordable Care Act succeeded in expanding access to care, it did so unevenly, ultimately also generating inequality and stratification. The volume investigates the outcomes of the ACA in communities throughout the country and provides up-close, intimate portraits of individuals and groups trying to access and provide health care for both the newly insured and those who remain uncovered. The contributors use the ACA as a lens to examine more broadly how social welfare policies in a multiracial and multiethnic democracy purport to be inclusive while simultaneously embracing certain kinds of exclusions.

Unequal Coverage concludes with an examination of the Affordable Care Act’s uncertain legacy under the new Presidential administration and considers what the future may hold for the American health care system. The book illustrates lessons learned and reveals how the law became a flashpoint for battles over inequality, fairness, and the role of government.

Heide Castañeda, Ph.D., M.P.H., is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of South Florida. Her research areas include political and legal anthropology, medical anthropology, migrant health and citizenship, focusing on the United States, Mexico, and Germany. She is co-editor of Unequal Coverage: The Experience of Health Care Reform in the United States (NYU Press, 2017) and author of two forthcoming books, United Home, Divided Lives: Mixed-Status Families in the U.S./Mexico Borderlands (Stanford University Press) and Migrant Health: Cross-Disciplinary and Critical Perspectives (Routledge).

Jessica Mulligan is associate professor of health policy and management at Providence College where she teaches courses in public health, health policy, and medical anthropology. Her current resear ch explores insurance, financial security, and health reform from the perspective of the newly insured and those who continue to lack coverage. She is co-editor of Unequal Coverage: The Experience of Health Care Reform in the United States (NYU Press, 2018). She is the author of Unmanageable Care: An Ethnography of Health Care Privatization in Puerto Rico (NYU Press, 2014).

This event is sponsored by the Human Rights Institute, the research program on Global Health & Human Rights of the HRI, the E

Contact:

Lyndsay.Nalbandian@uconn.edu

Human Rights Institute (primary), Anthropology Department, Together, UConn Master Calendar

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