Options for Financing Health Reform: An Alliance for Health Reform/Commonwealth Fund Briefing
September 17, 2009
This Alliance for Health Reform/Commonwealth Fund briefing, held July 31, 2009, looked at the options, including health system savings and new revenues, to finance coverage expansions and delivery system and insurance market reforms. Panelists were: Uwe Reinhardt, health economist at Princeton University; 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; and Chris Jennings, president of Jennings Policy Strategies and former senior health policy advisor to President Clinton. Ed Howard of the Alliance and Rachel Nuzum of The Commonwealth Fund moderated. Open the slide show to see synched audio, slides, and a transcript.