The Expansion of Government Power Through Social Determinants in Health (Guest: Matt Dean)

Published February 6, 2023
Join us for a thought-provoking episode as Matt Dean, Senior Fellow on Health Care Policy Outreach at The Heartland Institute, delves into the latest developments in the federal government’s increasing control over healthcare. In this episode of Health Care News, we will explore the recent guidance issued by the Biden administration encouraging states to spend money on “social determinants” affecting health. Is this merely a transfer of wealth? How does this information get embedded into electronic health records?

We will also discuss the definition of social determinants, how they may affect tax dollars, the validity of their impact on health, the potential encouragement of harmful choices, and how the push for diversity, equity, and inclusion is expanding the definition of “essential” healthcare while posing a threat to fiscal health. Don’t miss out on this insightful conversation that will leave you questioning the role of the government in our healthcare system.