Putting health reform in place by 2014 will usher in a host of popular changes from greater aid to purchase insurance to new programs to encourage wellness. There may also be unintended impacts of reform that will challenge patients, medical providers, insurers, and policy makers: individuals and employers may face “sticker shock,” Minnesota’s nation-leading insurance system may be disrupted by government action, and providers may face more intense pressure to improve care and lower costs.
System Design – Emerging Patterns and Unanticipated Developments
Joel Ario, Manatt Health Solutions
David M. Tuomala, OptumInsight
System Operation – Reports from the Trenches
Phillip Cryan, SEIU
Kate Johansen, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Scott Keefer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
Panels will be moderated by Professor Larry Jacobs and Dave Hage, Star Tribune
ABOUT THE SERIES:
For generations, Minnesota has championed public-private solutions to challenges that affect our state’s health care system. This approach, praised nationally as the “Minnesota Model”, merges private sector innovation and public policy in order to make health care as efficient and effective as possible for the greatest number of people.
In the spirit of this strong tradition of collaboration, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota and the Humphrey School's Center for the Study of Politics and Governance at the University of Minnesota are continuing a series of public forums on how best to implement health care reform at the state level. By fostering discussions among local policy makers, stakeholders, and citizens, these conversations explore opportunities for ensuring Minnesota’s legacy as a leader in health and health care.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, a non-profit health company, is dedicated to engaging people from all communities and sharing ideas about how to create a healthy future for all Minnesotans.
The Center for the Study of Politics and Governance develops practical, independent, and non-partisan solutions to pressing political and policy challenges. CSPG brings together three critical components of public governance today: objective high quality analysis, publicly visible forums, and civic engagement.
Jacobs, Lawrence R..
Looking Ahead: What May Surprise Minnesotans After Health Reform.
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