Event: Will Health Care Reform Heal the Federal Budget?

This Friday, November 6th U.S. Budget Watch will be hosting an event, "Will Health Care Reform Heal the Federal Budget?" This event aims to explore the fiscal implications of the various health care reform proposals. As various health care reform proposals are debated in Congress, there are questions about whether the plans will be fully paid for; whether gimmicks are being used to mask the true costs; and how successful any plan will ultimately be in "bending the health care cost curve." A panel of the nation's leading health care experts will discuss these and other related questions at this health care reform forum. Breakfast will be served.

  • Time: 9:30-11:15 (breakfast begins at 9:00)
  • Location: The Pew Charitable Trusts, 901 E. St. NW (entrance on 9th St. between E and F)
  • Speakers and Panelists:
    • Welcome: Doug Hamilton, The Pew Charitable Trusts
    • Opening Remarks: Maya MacGuineas, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget & US Budget Watch
    • Moderator: Ceci Connolly, The Washington Post
    • Panelists:
      • Jim Capretta, Ethics and Public Policy Center; Donald Marron, Georgetown Public Policy Institute; Len Nichols, New America Foundation; John Rother, AARP; Paul Van de Water, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

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