Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

The View from Researchers, Regulators and Providers

The spring symposium of the La Follette School, held on Thursday, April 25, 2013, examined: impacts of states' Medicaid expansions; the ACA's impact on physicians and health care delivery services; and the ACA's community impacts. The event was co-sponsored by the Evidence-Based Health Policy Project.

1:00 - 1:15       Welcome and Introductions
Tom DeLeire, Director, La Follette School of Public Affairs, UW-Madison
Liz Feder, Director, Evidence Based Health Policy Project, UW-Population Health Institute

1:15 – 2:05      Panel 1:  The Impacts of States' Medicaid Expansions
Chair:  Bobbi Wolfe, Professor of Public Affairs, Population Health Sciences, and Economics, UW-Madison

  • Thomas DeLeire, Director, La Follette School of Public Affairs, UW-Madison
  • Brett Davis, Medicaid Director, Wisconsin Department of Health Services

2:05 – 2:55      Panel 2:  The New Health Care?  The ACA's Impact on Physicians and Health Care Delivery Services
Chair: Jonathan Jaffery, Medical Director, Delivery System Innovation, UW Medical Foundation

  • James Reschovsky, Center for Studying Health System Change
  • Kevin Hayden, CEO, Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin

2:55 - 4:15       Panel 3:  The ACA and Community Impacts
ChairSteve Brenton, President, Wisconsin Hospital Association

  • Helen Levy, Research Associate Professor, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan
  • Joel Teitelbaum, Associate Professor, Department of Health Policy, George Washington University
  • David Kindig, Professor Emeritus of Population Health Sciences, UW-Madison

4:15 – 4:30      Closing Remarks  

  • Karen Timberlake, Director, UW Population Health Institute