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How Should We Balance Affordability and Comprehensive Coverage?”

Published: January 2008
January 31-February 1, 2008

PowerPoint presentations made during Session III, “How Should We Balance Affordability and Comprehensive Coverage?” at NASI’s 20th Annual Conference, Getting to Universal Health Insurance Coverage.

  • Moderator: Marsha Lillie-Blanton, Senior Advisor on Race, Ethnicity, and Health Care, Kaiser Family Foundation, and Associate Research Professor of Health Policy, George Washington University
  • Overview: Jonathan Gruber, Professor of Economics, MIT, and Board Member, Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector
  • No Free Lunch-But Government-sponsored Reinsurance Could Improve the Balance: Katherine Swartz, Professor of Health Economics and Policy, Harvard School of Public Health
  • Role of Medicaid: Christine Ferguson, Associate Research Professor of Health Policy, George Washington University
  • Ethical Implications of Policy Choices in Health Insurance: Ruth Faden, Wagley Professor of Biomedical Ethics and Director, Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics

    **A webcast of this session by kaisernetwork.org, a free service of the Kaiser Family Foundation, is available at http://www.kaisernetwork.org/health_cast/hcast_index.cfm?display=detail&hc=2484**