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Data Dive Night with Data for Democracy
October 24, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+0
We are having a very special data dive night in collaboration with Data for Democracy (https://www.meetup.com/New-York-City-Data-For-Democracy-Meetup/). We are going to get together and code to continue to explore medicare spending data. Please bring your laptops to making coding and collaborating easier.
At its heart, this project seeks to gain a deeper understanding of where and how Medicare tax dollars are being spent. Healthcare is an increasingly important issue for many Americans; the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services estimate over 41 million Americans were enrolled in Medicare prescription drug coverage programs as of October 2016.
Because healthcare spending is a very real concern, we want to make it real — not just for people who like reading graphs and looking at statistics, but for everybody. We’re harnessing the power of data and modern computing to find answers to the questions people keep asking, and to make those answers easily understandable for anyone who wants to know more; questions like:
Which conditions are we spending the most to treat?
How much are people paying out of their own pockets for prescription drugs?
What could Medicare and the American people do to save money, while also ensuring the same quality of care?
We are continuing the work of Jennifer Thompson (fellow R-Lady) as described here
We also want to say thank you to Quartet Health for hosting us!
About our host:Quartet is a technology company transforming the way mental healthcare is delivered, by making it more accessible and integrated into primary care. For more information, visit www.quartethealth.com.