Press Briefing: The 2nd Annual EBRI/Commonwealth Fund Consumerism in Health Care Survey, 2006


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Press Briefing

Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Barbara Jordan Conference Center
1330 G Street, Washington, D.C.

Thursday, December 7, 2006
9:00 a.m.


9:00 Welcome

  • Dallas Salisbury, President and CEO, Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI)
  • Karen Davis, President, The Commonwealth Fund

    9:10 Findings from the Second Annual Consumerism in Health Care Survey

    • Paul Fronstin, Senior Research Associate, EBRI
    • Sara Collins, Assistant Vice President, The Commonwealth Fund

    9:40 Q and A

    10:15 - 12 noon Reactor Panels:

    Reaction from Insurers and Providers

    • James Bentley, American Hospital Association
    • Karen Atwood, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois

    Reaction from Employers, Consultants, and Taft-Hartley Plans

    • Jeff Munn, Hewitt Associates
    • Barbara Gniewek, Deloitte Consulting
    • Steve Barger, Kentucky State District Council of Carpenters Health & Welfare, Pension and Annuity Trust Funds

    Summary and Final Reaction Panel

    • Joe Antos, American Enterprise Institute
    • Jon Gabel, Center for Studying Health System Change

    Read the Issue Brief.  A webcast of this EBRI/Commonwealth Fund briefing will be available later today at

Publication Details

Publication Date: December 7, 2006

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