Type: Public event

Health care reform panel discussion: federal, state and local perspectives

Date & time

Feb 13, 2012, 4:00-5:30 pm EST


Weill Hall

Free and open to the public.

The Affordable Care Act, enacted in 2010, is reshaping how insurance and health care are provided in this country. This Federal law includes a critical role for states in expanding coverage and for local health systems in transforming the delivery of care. The panel will discuss health care reform from Federal, state and local perspectives.

Caroline Blaum, Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School
Blaum will discuss the University of Michigan health system's experience with health care delivery system reform, including the Physician Group Practice Demonstration and the Pioneer Accountable Care Organization (ACO) program.

Chris Priest, Project Manager, MIHealth Marketplace, Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Priest will discuss the implementation of MIHealth Marketplace, Michigan's proposed health insurance Exchange, and other initiatives in Michigan.

Helen Levy, Research Associate Professor, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan
Levy will provide an overview of the Federal health reform legislation. What does the law say, what has already been implemented, and what is still to come?

Sponsored by: the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP) and the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.

Support also provided by the Ford School's Gilbert S. Omenn and Martha A. Darling Health Policy Fund.