CHW Conference: What's Next for U.S. Health Reform?

Engaging Academics and Policy Makers

On November 15th-16th, 2012, the Center for Health and Wellbeing hosted a conference on the future of U.S. health care reform. The event engaged academics and policy makers in a discussion about the most pressing issues in health reform following the November elections. 

Learn more: Download the conference report

Conference Overview

Conference Agenda and Videos


Janet Currie and Amitabh Chandra
Panel #1: What’s Next for Health Care Reform?
  • Panelists: Mark McClellan, Brookings Institution; Uwe Reinhardt, Princeton University
  • Moderator: Janet Currie, Princeton University
  • Discussants: T.R. Reid, Author, lecturer, documentarian; Norman Thurston, Utah Office of the Governor

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Jonathan Skinner and Jeffrey Sturchio
Panel #2: Fostering Innovation in Health Care
  • Panelists: Jonathan Skinner, Dartmouth University; Mark Duggan, University of Pennsylvania 
  • Discussants: Jeff Sturchio; Rabin Martin

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John Lumpkin
Panel #3: Health Care Access
  • Panelists: Katherine Baicker, Harvard School of Public Health; Helen Levy, University of Michigan
  • Discussants: The Honorable James Doyle, Foley & Lardner; John Lumpkin, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

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Dan Kessler
Panel #4: Competition in Health Care Markets
  • Panelists: Amitabh Chandra, Harvard Kennedy School of Government; Dan Kessler, Stanford University
  • Discussant: David Sundwall, University of Utah Medical School

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Heather Howard and Mollyann Brodie
Panel #5: Understanding America's Health Care Agenda
  • Presenters: Robert Blendon, Harvard School of Public Health; Mollyann Brodie, Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation; Paul Starr, Princeton University
  • Moderator: Heather Howard, Princeton University
  • Reactions: Keith Wailoo, Princeton University; The Honorable Jim Douglas, Middlebury College

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Conference Sponsorship

The “What’s Next for U.S. Health Care Reform?” conference was sponsored by the Center for Health and Wellbeing’s Program on U.S. Health Policy, with the generous support of:

  • The Spitzer Family Program Fund for U.S. Health Policy
  • The Peggy and David Tanner ’80 Fund for the Center for Health and Wellbeing