Economics, Health Care, and the 2020 Election

Panelists will discuss the current state of healthcare in the United States including issues of access, cost, and public policy from a variety of perspectives. How the election result will shape health care going forward will also be discussed.


Larry Deal, MD, Family Practice Physician (PLU Alumnus Economics and Biology)

Bruce Deal, Managing Principal, Analysis Group  (PLU Alumnus Economics and Global Studies)

Amber Rieke, MPH, Director of External Affairs for the DC Health Matters Collaborative (PLU Alumna Religion, History and Women’s and Gender Studies)

Amy Spieker, Director of Community Health and Analysis at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center’s Institute for Population Health (PLU Alumna Economics and Political Science)


Michael Artime, Assistant Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science 

Karen Travis, Professor and Chair, Department of Economics

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Thursday, October 1 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Virtual Event