It’s been about a decade since Senate majority leader George Mitchell declared HillaryCare dead. Today, Americans are more worried than ever about their health insurance, increasingly questioning the affordability of American medicine. Public programs, too, cause much angst. Medicaid is now the single largest item in state budgets; Medicare is an enormous unfunded liability. Perhaps not surprisingly then, some have again begun to seriously weigh a government-managed health care system.
We need to develop solutions to our problems that harness market forces.
Led by Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow David Gratzer, the event was an intimate conversation among the nation’s best market-oriented minds on health care—from academia, business, government and the think-tank community.
The full-day conference included five sessions, each focused on one major issue. Sessions opened with a presentation, followed by a roundtable discussion.
|8:30 AM–9:00 AM||Registration and Breakfast|
|9:00 AM-9:05 AM||Welcome
Henry Olsen, Vice President of Programs, Manhattan Institute
|9:05 AM – 9:20 AM||THE EVOLUTION OF HEALTH CARE POLICY
Carl Schramm, President and CEO, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
|9:20 AM – 10:20 AM||EMPLOYER-SPONSORED HEALTH CARE AND HSAS
John Goodman, President and CEO, National Center for Policy Analysis
|10:20 AM – 10:30 AM||Break|
|10:30 AM – 11:15 AM||MEDICARE
Thomas Saving, Distinguished Professor of Economics, Texas A & M
|11:15 AM – 12:00 PM||INSURING THE UNINSURED
Christopher Conover, Professor of Health Policy Studies, Duke University
|12:00 PM – 12:30 PM||Reception|
|12:30 PM – 1:30 PM||Lunch
Special Guest: Milton Friedman, Recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize for economic science and Senior Research Fellow, Hoover Institute
|1:30 PM – 2:15 PM||MEDICAID
Michael Bond, Senior Fellow & Director of Health Care Policy, Buckeye Institute
|2:15 PM – 3:00 PM||DRUG SAFETY AND THE FDA
Scott Gottlieb, Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
|3:00 PM – 3:15 PM||Closing Comments and Adjournment
Moderator: David Gratzer, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute