Beyond Obamacare: Comparing Healthcare Systems Abroad

As the Affordable Care Act is rolled out in the US, Dr. Giaimo and respondent, Dr. Kraig will examine how other industrialized nations provide healthcare for their citizens. What is the relationship between cost and health outcomes around the world, and are there models we could adapt for our country?


Dr Susan Giaimo
Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science, Marquette University

Susan Giaimo's research and teaching interests comprise comparative politics of advanced industrial societies, comparative political economy, comparative welfare states, and health care politics and policy. Dr. Giaimo is particularly interested in the questions of how welfare states in advanced industrial societies are responding to the challenges of globalization, demographic change, and post-industrial society. Her publications include, Markets and Medicine: the Politics of Health Care Reform in Britain, Germany, and the United States (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2002) as well as journal articles on comparative welfare state policies and health care politics.

Dr. Giaimo has taught in the political science department at MIT. She was a post-doctoral fellow in the Robert Wood Johnson Scholars in Health Policy Research Program at the University of California at Berkeley. At Marquette University, she teaches courses in comparative politics, comparative public policy, European politics, and comparative health care politics and policy.

Dr Robert Kraig
Executive Director, Citizen Action of Wisconsin


Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
ACLU of Wisconsin
Wisconsin Public Radio
Center for Global Health Equity, UWM College of Nursing


February 11, 2014 at 7pm - 8:30pm
UWM Fireside Lounge
2200 E Kenwood Blvd
Milwaukee, WI 53211
United States
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