U.S. Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts interviewed by the Atlantic's Washington editor at large Steve Clemons.
11:35 am EDT
Closing Remarks: AtlanticLIVE's Margaret Low Smith
Margaret Low Smith, Vice President, The Atlantic; President, AtlanticLIVE @Atlantic_LIVE
About this conference
Technological advancements in medicine enable us to detect diseases earlier and with greater precision than ever before-and to treat diseases with a growing arsenal of methods in the hopes of extending and/or improving quality of patients' lives.
However, for some medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's Disease and lung cancer, access to-and payment for-diagnostics is controversial. Our conversation will explore how best to approach diagnostic testing, from whether patients have a right to know their conditions to how we can craft a payment and insurance system that best incentivizes the accurate and timely diagnosis and treatment of patients.
About The Atlantic
Since 1857, The Atlantic has helped shape the national debate on the most critical and contentious issues of our times, from politics, business, and the economy, to technology, arts, and culture. Through in-depth analysis in the monthly print magazine, complemented by up-to-the-minute insights delivered throughout the day on theatlantic.com, The Atlantic provides the nation’s thought leaders and professional class with forward-looking, fresh perspectives that provoke and challenge, define and affect the lives we’re living today, and give shape to the lives we will live tomorrow.