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17th Annual Fall Ethics Symposium: The Ethics of Providing Healthcare

December 2, 2022

(a co-production of Cosumnes River College and Sac State's Ethics Center)

We want a health care system that is efficient and just, where these criteria are compatible with the idea that anyone who needs some important care will receive it. But it’s important to pay attention to the supply-side — where the specific services will come from and how they will be delivered. Most people think the US does poorly along these lines and that there are ways we could do better. Our speakers will offer their perspectives on how we could.


  • 9:30-10:50am Katherine L. Gudiksen, Health Policy, The Source. Facing Goliath: How State Policymakers Can Address the Harms from Healthcare Consolidation
  • 11am-12:20pm James Bailey, Economics, Providence College. Ban, Subsidize, Mandate: Health Policy in the US
  • 1:30-2:50pm Melissa Alexander, Law, University of Wyoming. Distributive Injustice: Race, Age, and Government Healthcare Spending
  • 3-4:20pm Govind Persad, Law, University of Denver. Defining Affordable Health

Details: Welcome from President Robert Nelsen and President Ed Bush (CRC) at 9am. All sessions are in the University Union Redwood Room.