ADVISORY: Sen. Whitehouse, Ezekiel Emanuel, CMS’s Richard Gilfillan to Discuss Obamacare at Work

Innovations to Deliver Better Care at Lower Cost

Washington, D.C. — The Affordable Care Act was the most far-reaching effort to date to contain health care costs. The new law includes an array of reforms to the way health care is paid for and delivered. In fact, many insurers and health care providers have already started to change the way they pay for and practice care. The act also created an innovation center to develop and expand innovative payment models to improve the quality of care and reduce costs.

Which payment models show promise? How are private payers and health care providers changing? Is the recent slowdown in health care spending solely the result of the recession, or have payment and delivery system reforms also played a role? Are we on the cusp of a new era for our health care system? How can payment and delivery system reforms be accelerated and expanded?

Please join the Center for American Progress for a discussion of these questions and more.


Neera Tanden
, President, Center for American Progress

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse
, D-RI
Richard J. Gilfillan, M.D., Director, Innovation Center, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Ezekiel J. Emanuel, M.D., Vice President for Global Initiatives, University of Pennsylvania; Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

Topher Spiro
, Managing Director for Health Policy, Center for American Progress


Tuesday, May 22, 2012
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
A light breakfast will be served at 9:00 am.


Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005

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