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ADVISORY: Daschle, Orzag, Emanuel Join CAP to Propose Bold Solutions to Rising Health Care Costs

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Contact: Katie Peters
Phone: 202.741.6285

Washington, D.C.— On Thursday, August 2, Senator Tom Daschle, former Director of the Office of Management and Budget Peter Orzag, and Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel will join Center for American Progress president Neera Tanden to unveil an agenda of bold new solutions to address the problem of rising healthcare costs in our nation.

While the Affordable Care Act was the most far-reaching effort to contain health care costs to date, health care costs remain a major challenge—and concern about their effect on the federal budget has only continued to grow. To confront this challenge, the Center for American Progress convened leading health policy experts—including current and former federal and state officials, executives of health insurers and hospital systems, physicians, and economists—to develop bold and innovative solutions. These solutions are designed to reduce overall health care spending for both public and private payers. By contrast, several recent proposals would simply shift federal spending to individuals, employers, and states—which would ultimately lead many people to forego necessary care.


Neera Tanden, President, Center for American Progress

Ezekiel Emanuel, M.D., Ph.D., Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
Peter Orszag, M.S., Ph.D., Citigroup, Inc.; Council on Foreign Relations; former Director, Office of Management and Budget

Speaker and moderator:
Senator Tom Daschle, Distinguished Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress; Senior Policy Advisor, DLA Piper

Bob Kocher, M.D., Venrock; Brookings Institution; former Senior Advisor, National Economic Council
Francois de Brantes, M.B.A., Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute
Paul Egerman, co-founder, IDX and eScription, Inc.
Topher Spiro, Managing Director for Health Policy, Center for American Progress

August 2, 2012
10:00am – 12:00pm

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


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