Ask the Experts About Reform: Where Are We Now and Where Are We Headed?
The Alliance for Health Reform and Eli Lilly co-sponsored this briefing to have an expanded panel of prominent experts answer questions about the current health reform efforts.
Questions addressed include: What is the status of major reform bills? How do they differ from each other, and from the plan that may emerge from the Senate Finance Committee? What are some of the outstanding issues that will need to be decided to get a bill to the President’s desk? Will the public option remain, or be replaced by nonprofit co-ops? What are some models for the co-op alternative? How far up the income scale will the subsidies for low income persons go under the various proposals? What financing mechanisms are on the table — Capping the tax exclusion for employer-provided health benefits? Cuts in some Medicare expenditures? Will there be an employer mandate, and, if so, which employers will be affected? How ambitious will the final proposal be? How exactly do these proposals contain costs, and reform the delivery system, and how long will those steps take?
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.
- Henry Aaron, The Brookings Institute
- Joe Antos, American Enterprise Institute
- Bob Berenson, The Urban Institute
- Judy Feder, Georgetown University
- Dennis Smith, the Heritage Foundation
- Julie Rovner, National Public Radio