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Show Me the Money: Options for Financing Health Reform

The Alliance for Health Reform and The Commonwealth Fund co-sponsored this event to examine options to finance coverage expansions and reforms to both the delivery system and insurance markets.

Panelists address the following questions: What options hold the most promise? How do the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) go about “scoring” various financing options? Are there credible options for financing reform? Is there room for bipartisan cooperation in paying for reform?

For more information, please visit the Alliance’s event page.

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Speakers for this session:

Opening Remarks
Ed Howard, Alliance for Health Reform

Rachel Nuzum
Commonwealth Fund


Uwe Reinhardt
Health economist at Princeton University Vice president, public policy, National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare

Bill Hoagland
Vice president for public policy at CIGNA and former Senate Budget Committee staff director

Mark McClellan
Senior fellow and director of the Engelberg Center for Healthcare Reform at the Brookings Institution; former administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Q & A