Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Friday, April 19, 2013

April 25 symposium to examine health-care reform

Researchers, regulators and health-care providers will explore the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act at the La Follette School's spring symposium on Thursday, April 25, from 1 to 4:30 at Union South.

The symposium's opening session features Brett Davis, Medicaid director with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, and La Follette School director Thomas DeLeire. Their session, chaired by La Follette School economist Barbara Wolfe, will examine the impacts of states' Medicaid expansion under federal health-care reform.

The second session will explore the 2010 law's impact on physicians and the delivery of health care. The speakers are James Reschovsky, Center for Studying Health System Change, and Kevin Hayden, CEO of Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin and a 1984 La Follette School alum. Jonathan Jaffery, the medical director of delivery system innovation for the University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation will chair the panel, which starts at 2:05.

Chaired by Steve Brenton, president of the Wisconsin Hospital Association, the third panel will examine the law and community impacts. The speakers are Helen Levy, a professor with the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan; Joel Teitelbaum, a professor with the Department of Health Policy at George Washington University; and David Kindig, a professor emeritus of population health sciences at UW–Madison. That panel starts at 2:55 p.m. and is followed by a reception for all attendees.

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