November 16, 2017

A health policy forum co-hosted by the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics


Overview: The National Academy of Social Insurance and the USC Schaeffer Center are co-hosting an afternoon seminar and networking reception. This free educational event aims to provide a broad look at policy issues such as: innovative strategies for cost reduction, barriers for underserved populations, stabilizing the individual market, and options for financing. Experts will discuss national health programs—including the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, and Medicare—and will incorporate lessons from comparative international examples. This event is geared towards public policymakers, community, business, and philanthropic leaders, journalists, graduate students, and other interested stakeholders.



Introduction and Welcome:

William Arnone, CEO, National Academy of Social Insurance

Leonard D. Schaeffer, USC Trustee and Founding Member, National Academy of Social Insurance

Discussion Panel:

Dana Goldman, Leonard D. Schaeffer Chair and Distinguished Professor of Public Policy, Pharmacy and Economics, Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics, University of Southern California (Moderator)

Zubin Eapen, MD, Chief Medical Officer, CareMore Health System

Gerald Kominski, Professor, UCLA Department of Health Policy and Management, and Director, UCLA Center for Health Policy Research

Thomas Rice, Distinguished Professor, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

Seth Seabury, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Director, Keck-Schaeffer Initiative for Population Health, University of Southern California



3:00 pm to 5:00 pm: Expert panel and Q&A

5:00 pm to 6:30 pm: Reception and networking


This event is part of the Academy’s national series to improve understanding of the nation’s social insurance programs and how they are addressing – and could better address – the challenges posed by growing inequality. Social insurance has been an integral part of American life for more than 80 years, and arguably, will play an even bigger role as the population ages and automation, global competition, rising inequality, and other developments continue to transform the economy and create new risks for workers and their families.



About the National Academy of Social Insurance

Since its inception 30 years ago, the Academy has hosted convenings designed to provide rigorous inquiry and insights into the functioning of our nation’s social insurance programs and how they can continue to meet the changing needs of American families, employees, and employers. Participants in Academy events gain valuable takeaways, including the latest research findings in various areas of social insurance, who’s who in the field, and which organizations are most engaged in these issues.

About the USC Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics

The mission of the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics is to measurably improve value in health through evidence-based policy solutions, research and educational excellence, and private and public sector engagement. A unique collaboration between the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California (USC) and the USC School of Pharmacy, the Center brings together health policy experts, pharmacoeconomics researchers and affiliated scholars from across USC and other institutions. The Center’s work aims to improve the performance of health care markets, increase value in health care delivery, improve health and reduce disparities, and foster better pharmaceutical policy and regulation.