Digest This: Overhauling health care

    The U.S. House and Senate now have to reconcile the differences in the bills they’ve each passed. This week’s guests, Stuart Guterman from the Commonwealth Fund and Jennifer Tolbert from the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, will break down what each bill offers and lend their insight on the impact of reforming health care.

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    THIS WEEK’S TOPIC:
    Overhauling Health Care

    The U.S. Senate topped off 2009 by passing legislation that aims to reform America’s health insurance system. Now the House and Senate will have to reconcile the differences in the bills they passed. This week’s guests, Stuart Guterman from the Commonwealth Fund and Jennifer Tolbert from the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, will break down what each bill offers and lend their insight on the impact of reforming health care.

    When: 12:00 noon Tuesday, January 5

    Where:
    Right here. Click the blue button in the right sidebar to join the chat.

    Moderator: Kerry Grens

    This week’s guests:

    guterman100x120Stuart Guterman is assistant vice president for the Commonwealth Fund’s program on Payment System Reform. Previously, Mr. Guterman was director of the Office of Research, Development, and Information at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and he was a senior analyst at the Congressional Budget Office.

     


    tolbert100x120Jennifer Tolbert
    is a Principal Policy Analyst at the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, a major initiative of the Kaiser Family Foundation. Previously, she was Assistant Vice President for Policy at the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems and has worked in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the University of Michigan School of Public Health.

     

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