Batten Hour: A Health Care Debate Batten Hour: A Health Care Debate Sep 23, 2019 1:00 PM GARRETT HALL, GREAT HALL Join us for a discussion on health care with Michael Cannon, Director of Health Policy Studies at the Cato Institute, and Michael Williams, UVA Associate Professor of Surgery and Director of the UVA Center for Health Policy. Lunch will be provided. Michael Cannon Director of Health Policy Studies at the Cato Institute Michael D. Williams Dr. Michael D. Williams is the Director of the UVA Center for Health Policy, a joint program of the Batten School, the School of Medicine and the Department of Public Health Sciences. The Center for Health Policy provides comprehensive, apolitical analysis of current and proposed health policy for citizens and policymakers. Read full bio Related Content Michael D. Williams Advocates say Reopening Plan puts Communities of Color at Risk News Batten's Dr. Michael Williams acknowledges that Virginia Governor Ralph Northam is under pressure to reopen, but says the state isn’t ready yet. "To be able to do it safely, I think additional things need to be in place that are not necessarily in place for all members of our society." The Problem with Health Care Price Transparency: We Don’t Have Cost Transparency News It's not the price of health care that should concern us. It's the cost. There's a distinction, and it matters. Batten's Michael Williams explains why.