Introductory Remarks: Paul Howard, Director, Center for Medical Progress
Congress has pledged to make health-care reform one of its priorities in the coming year. Douglas Holtz-Eakin, former director of domestic and economic policy for the 2008 John McCain presidential campaign, will show that, by building upon bipartisan sentiment for reform, we can improve health-care outcomes with lower spending. These savings can be applied toward a strategy of coverage expansion that will decrease the population of the uninsured. These goals can be accomplished without discarding the private health insurance system, or draining the federal budget. Dr. Holtz-Eakin will also set out a political strategy that can achieve successful reform.