National Health Care Reform: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The Baker Institute is hosting its third biennial conference on health care reform to consider the implications of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act for the U.S. health care system and the well-being of the population. Five of the nation's foremost health economists will discuss issues including the economic underpinnings of the health care reform legislation, the current status and future for the prescription drug industry, and the long- term care sector.

Support for this program has been generously provided by the Sid W. Richardson Foundation. The Health Policy Forum would also like to thank its members: Baylor College of Medicine, Madison Benefits Group, Inc., St. Luke"s Episcopal Health System, Humana, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Texas Children"s Hospital.

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Conference video is available below.

Featured Speakers

Amitabh Chandra, Ph.D.
Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Presentation: PDF icon"Technology and Cost Growth in Health Care"

Mark Duggan, Ph.D.
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Presentation: PDF icon"The Economist's Invisible Hand in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act"

Martin Gaynor, Ph.D.
Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University
Presentation: PDF icon"Health Care Industry Consolidation: Facts, Impacts and Policy Options"

David C. Grabowski, Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School
Presentation: PDF icon"Will Long-term Care be a CLASS Act Under Health Care Reform?"

Kosali Simon, Ph.D.
School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University
Presentation: PDF icon"Panacea of Bitter Pill? Prescription Drugs Under Health Care Reform"

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Speaker Vivian Ho
Vivian Ho, Ph.D., is the James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics, a professor in the Department of Economics at Rice University and a professor in the Department of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Ho’s research examines the effects of economic incentives and regulations on the quality ...

Vivian Ho, Ph.D., is the James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics, a professor in the Department of Economics at Rice University and a professor in the Department of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Ho’s research examines the effects of economic incentives and regulations on the quality and costs of health care. Her research is widely published in economics, medical and health services research journals. Ho’s research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the American Cancer Society.


Ho has served on the Board of Scientific Counselors for the National Center for Health Statistics, as well as on the NIH Health Services, Outcomes and Delivery study section. She is also a founding board member of the American Society for Health Economists. Ho received her A.B. in economics from Harvard University, a graduate diploma in economics from The Australian National University and a Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University.



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Fri, Nov. 11, 2011
8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
(GMT-0500) America/Chicago

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