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ADVISORY: Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, Dr. Nirav Shah, Dr. Herbert Pardes to Discuss Strategies to Rein in Health Care Costs

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Contact: Katie Peters
Phone: 202.741.6285

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Washington, D.C. — On Monday, October 29 a panel of distinguished health care experts will join the Center for American Progress and the Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation for a conversation in New York City on alternative strategies to contain health care costs.

The Affordable Care Act was the most far-reaching effort to date to reduce health care costs while improving quality and expanding access—the so-called “triple aim.” Yet the effect of health care costs on state and federal budgets remains a concern. Many recent proposals would simply shift federal spending to individuals, businesses, and states, which would fail to solve the problem while rationing care for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries.

At the event, New York State Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Nirav R. Shah,  will discuss New York’s Medicaid reforms, which achieved more than $4 billion in savings in one year while improving quality of care and increasing enrollment by 154,000 people. Dr. Herbert Pardes, executive vice chairman of the Board of Trustees for the New York-Presbyterian Hospital, will compare and contrast different cost containment strategies and their impacts on hospitals and health care providers. Center for American Progress Senior Fellow Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel and Associate Director of Health Policy Maura Calsyn will provide a federal perspective and discuss the Center’s proposals in anticipation of the looming “fiscal cliff.”


  • Raj Goyle, Senior Advisor, Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation
  • Nirav R. Shah, M.D., M.P.H., Commissioner, New York State Department of Health
  • Herbert Pardes, M.D., Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Ezekiel Emanuel, M.D., Ph.D., Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress; Vice Provost of Global Initiatives, University of Pennsylvania
  • Maura Calsyn, Associate Director, Health Policy, Center for American Progress


Monday, October 29, 2012
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.


The 8th Floor
17 West 17th St.
New York, NY 10011


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