Raising Women’s Voices

FORUM: National Lessons from State Health Reform

Posted in Uncategorized by raisingwomensvoices on February 19, 2009

February 25, 2009 from 2pm to 4pm at 2226 Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, DC

RSVP appreciated to: Jessica Yarbrough; jyarbrough@calnurses.org; 202.974.8300

The forum will look into the most recent state health care overhaul. Is Massachusetts a model to follow?

Massachusetts’ reform includes many policy features considered in national healthcare reform including:

  • individual mandates
  • subsidized private insurance for low-income individuals
  • employer “play or pay” provisions
  • creation of insurance exchange to promote competition

Panelists include:

  • David Himmelstein, MD, Cambridge Hospital Physician, Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School
  • Sandy Eaton, RN, Massachusetts Nurses Association
  • Jamie Eldridge, Massachusetts State Senator
  • Peter Knowlton, President of the United Electrical Workers Northeast Region
  • Mary Ford, former Mayor of Northampton and Human Services Manager
  • Robert Gaw, President, National Association of Socially Responsible Organizations, Health Benefits Administrator
  • Arthur MacEwan, PhD, Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts Boston

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