Health Policy Issues and Options for New York: What Can We Learn from Other States?

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An Empire Center Health Care Forum in cooperation with The Donald and Paula Smith Family Foundation

Some of the nation’s top health policy experts gathered in Albany on Sept. 26 to share ideas on how to curb health care expenses, improve health care services and expand access to health insurance in New York State. Featured topics included innovative Medicaid reforms in Florida and Kentucky, the Massachusetts health insurance reform plan, the pitfalls of a Canada-style universal health plan, and the potential benefits of expanding consumer health care choices. This page features links to slide presentations by forum speakers, as well as streaming audio and video of the entire event. To learn more about each speaker, just click on their name.

AGENDA

PANEL 1:
Medicaid Challenges and Opportunities

MODERATOR:
Tarren Bragdon
Health Policy Analyst, Empire Center for New York State Policy
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PANELISTS:
Michael Bond
Director, Center for Health Care Policy at the James Madison Institute
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Stephen Moses,
President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform
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Hon. Gayle Harrell
Chair, Florida House of Representatives Health Care General Committee
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Q&A PERIOD
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PANEL 2:
Private-Sector Health Insurance Innovations

MODERATOR:
William Hammond
Editorial Writer and Columnist, New York Daily News
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PANELISTS:
Greg Scandlen
President, Consumers for Health Care Choices
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J.P. Wieske
State Affairs Director, Council for Affordable Health Insurance
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Amy Lischko
Director of Health Care, Finance and Policy, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
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Q&A PERIOD
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KEYNOTER:
David Gratzer, MD
Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute Center for Medical Progress
Author, ‘The Cure: How Capitalism Can Save American Health Care’
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