National Health Care Reform: Ready or Not, Here It Comes!

Pictured on the website home page are, from left, speakers Jay Bhattacharya, Vivian Ho, Jean Abraham, Fiona Scott Morton and Jim Rebitzer.

The Baker Institute hosts its fourth biennial conference on health care reform to consider the implications of the 2010 Affordable Care Act for the U.S. health care system and the well-being of the population. Six of the nation's foremost health policy experts will discuss the possible impact of the Affordable Care Act on the federal budget, the future of accountable care organizations and the evolving health insurance marketplace. The conference will also include a lunch panel discussion of ongoing work in health policy at the Baker Institute.

A cocktail reception celebrating the Baker Institute's 20th anniversary will follow the conference.

Support for this program has been generously provided by the Sid W. Richardson Foundation and the Baker Institute's Health Policy Forum members: Baylor College of Medicine, Madison Benefits Group, Inc., Community Health Choice, St. Luke's Episcopal Health System, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Texas Children's Hospital.

 

Featured Speakers

Jean Abraham, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

Jay Bhattacharya, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine, Stanford University

Peter Hotez, M.D., Ph.D.
Fellow in Disease and Poverty, Rice University's Baker Institute and Dean, National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine

John Mendelsohn, M.D.
L.E. and Virginia Simmons Fellow in Health and Technology Policy, Rice University's Baker Institute and Director, Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Institute for Personalized Cancer Therapy, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Jim Rebitzer, Ph.D.
Professor of Management, Economics and Public Policy; Everett W. Lord Distinguished Faculty Scholar; and Chair of the Markets, Public Policy and Law Department, Boston University

Fiona Scott Morton, Ph.D.
Professor of Economics, School of Management, Yale University

 

Agenda

 8:00 am    

Registration and Breakfast

 8:30 am    

Opening Remarks
Vivian Ho, Ph.D.
James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics

 8:45 am    

Employer Provision of Health Insurance Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Jean Abraham, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

 9:45 am    

Employers and the Economics of Health Care Reform 
Jay Bhattacharya, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine, Stanford University

 10:45 am     Break 
 11:00 am    

Health Care and Antitrust in the United States 
Fiona Scott Morton, Ph.D.
Professor of Economics, School of Management, Yale University

 Noon    

Lunch Panel — Health Policy Research at the Baker Institute

Creating a Health Policy for Forgotten Diseases and Forgotten People
Peter Hotez, M.D., Ph.D.
Fellow in Disease and Poverty, Rice University’s Baker Institute and Dean, National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine

National Health Care Reform
John Mendelsohn, M.D.
L.E. and Virginia Simmons Fellow in Health and Technology Policy, Rice University’s Baker Institute and Co-Director, Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Institute for Personalized Cancer Therapy, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

 1:20 pm    

Break

 1:40 pm    

Incentives in Accountable Care Organizations
Jim Rebitzer, Ph.D.
Professor of Management, Economics and Public Policy; Everett W. Lord Distinguished Faculty Scholar; and Chair of the Markets, Public Policy and Law Department, Boston University

 2:40 pm    

Closing Remarks
Vivian Ho, Ph.D.

 2:45 pm    

Cocktail Reception

 

 

Webcast

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