ADVISORY: Proof that Health Care Reform Works: Experience from Massachusetts
April 13, 2011, 1:00pm – 2:30pm
About This Event
Five years ago, the commonwealth of Massachusetts passed An Act Providing Access to Affordable, Quality, Accountable Health Care, groundbreaking legislation which became a model for the 2010 national health care reform bill. While national health care reform is not to be fully implemented until 2014, we can learn from the Massachusetts experience that has resulted in 98 percent of residents with coverage and 76 percent of employers offering health insurance.
Please join the Center for American Progress as we welcome Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick. He will reflect on the lessons from the state’s experience in expanding coverage and current efforts to address health care costs. His remarks will be followed by a panel representing members of the Massachusetts business community and the Massachusetts Taxpayer Foundation which monitors the state budget.
John Podesta, President and Chief Executive Officer, Center for American Progress
Governor Deval Patrick (D-MA)
Paul Guzzi, President, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce
Andrew Bagley, Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation
Thomas Glynn, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
Judy Feder, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
For more information, call 202-682-1611
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