The Next 100 Days: Some Final Hurdles to Health Reform
The Alliance for Health Reform and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation co-sponsored this briefing, for reporters, to explore some of the important issues that must be settled if President Obama is to sign a meaningful health reform bill this year.
Issues addressed include: Will there be a public plan option or, as an alternative, health insurance co-ops? How will reform be financed? Can the “cost curve” be bent, either during or after the 10-year window that’s the focus of Congressional Budget Office “scoring”? How might Medicare change – or facilitate change – in a reformed system? How will reform affect employers, especially small businesses?
For more information, please visit the Alliance’s event page.
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Speakers for this session:
The panel is moderated by Ed Howard of the Alliance For Health Care Reform and Risa Lavizzo-Mourey of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
- Gail Wilensky, Project HOPE, former chairman of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission and former administrator of the Health Care Financing Administration (now Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services)
- Dallas Salisbury, president and CEO of the Employee Benefit Research Institute
- Ken Thorpe, chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management, Emory University
Sep 04, 2009