logo
  Join        Login             Stock Quote

Health Care Reform: Beyond The Affordable Care Act (Gail Wilensky Plays For Team Republican Edition)

 November 11, 2011 09:10 AM


UC Berkeley Events: The Affordable Care Act:

Health Care Reform 1.0
Lecture
Thursday, November 10, 2011
4:00 pm
159 Mulford Hall

Speaker: Dr. Gail Wilensky

In this Regents Lecture, Dr. Gail Wilensky will discuss what lies ahead for the nation's health care.

Dr. Wilensky serves as the John M. Olin Senior Fellow at Project HOPE, where she analyzes and develops policies relating to health reform and ongoing changes in the medical marketplace. She testifies frequently before Congressional committees, acts as an adviser to members of Congress and other elected officials, and speaks nationally and internationally before professional, business and consumer groups.

[Related -Winter is Coming! Here's My Favorite Seasonal Trade]

She is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine, and serves as a trustee of the Combined Benefits Fund of the United Mineworkers of America and the Research Triangle Institute. She is an adviser to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Commonwealth Fund, and is a director on several corporate boards.

At this lecture I learned, among other things:

  1. The Medicare Modernization Act of 2003 passed by the Republicans that gave us Medicare Part D is a good bill--for which the Republicans should receive good-governance credit points--because even though it was not paid for at all it expanded coverage.

  2. [Related -How To Avoid 5 Common Investing Mistakes]

    The Affordable Care Act of 2010 passed by the Democrats is not a good bill--and the Democrats deserve no good-governance credit points--because even though it is paid for and even though it expands coverage those parts of it--the Cadillac Plan Tax and the IPAB--that do bend the cost curve in a favorable direction are not big enough, and are probably going to be repealed anyway.

See the problem here?

iOnTheMarket Premium
Advertisement

Advertisement


Comments Closed


rss feed

Latest Stories

article imageWinter is Coming! Here's My Favorite Seasonal Trade

Over the years, I've been successful trading weather patterns as they relate to commodities such as crude read on...

article imageHow To Avoid 5 Common Investing Mistakes

When it comes to successful investing, the field of behavioral finance has shown that sometimes the worst read on...

article imageSector Detector: Bulls Go Down Swinging, Refusing To Give Up Much Ground

Although the stock market displayed weakness last week as I suggested it would, bulls aren’t going down read on...

article imageThe Bumpy Road Ahead To Policy Normalization

When the dust clears from tomorrow’s Fed announcement, the crowd’s expecting that the slow but persistent read on...

Advertisement
Popular Articles

Advertisement
Daily Sector Scan
Partner Center



Fundamental data is provided by Zacks Investment Research, and Commentary, news and Press Releases provided by YellowBrix and Quotemedia.
All information provided "as is" for informational purposes only, not intended for trading purposes or advice. iStockAnalyst.com is not an investment adviser and does not provide, endorse or review any information or data contained herein.
The blog articles are opinions by respective blogger. By using this site you are agreeing to terms and conditions posted on respective bloggers' website.
The postings/comments on the site may or may not be from reliable sources. Neither iStockAnalyst nor any of its independent providers is liable for any informational errors, incompleteness, or delays, or for any actions taken in reliance on information contained herein. You are solely responsible for the investment decisions made by you and the consequences resulting therefrom. By accessing the iStockAnalyst.com site, you agree not to redistribute the information found therein.
The sector scan is based on 15-30 minutes delayed data. The Pattern scan is based on EOD data.