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Can Market Competition Cure an Ailing Health System?
A Joint Conference of HSC and Health Affairs
Please note: Online registration for this conference is now closed.
However, on-site registration is available, space permitting, beginning at 8:30
a.m. Friday morning.
In HSC's recent round of site visits to 12 nationally representative communities, researchers found waning confidence in the potential for market competition to remedy an ailing health care system. Yet policy makers continue to look to competition as a key driver of health system reform.
What's happening today in local health care markets across the country and
what do these developments mean for health policy? Come hear leading researchers,
health care executives and policy makers reflect on these issues, based on findings
from HSC's 2002-03 site visits and articles featured in a Health Affairs
March/April 2004 special issue: Beyond Managed Care: Waning Confidence in
Health Market Forces.
|Date and Time:
|| March 12, 2004
9:00 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Registration and continental
breakfast at 8:30 a.m.
|| Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room G-50, Washington,
|9:00 - 9:10 a.m.
||Welcome and Overview
Paul Ginsburg, president, HSC
|9:10 - 9:30 a.m.
|| "Are Market Forces Strong Enough? Confidence
Len Nichols, vice president, HSC
|9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
||Panel Discussion— Employer
and Health Plan Perspectives on Competition
• Robert Hurley, Virginia Commonwealth University
• Sally Trude, HSC
• Christy Bell, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield, Newark,
• David Garratt, William M. Mercer, Cleveland, Ohio
• John Iglehart, editor, Health Affairs (Moderator)
|10:30 - 10:45 a.m.
||Questions and Answers
|10:45 - 11:00 a.m.
|11:00 - noon
and Physician Perspectives on Competition
• Mai Pham, HSC
• David Dranove, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
• Nancy Auer, Swedish Hospital, Seattle, Wash.
• David Delaney, Community Health, Indianapolis, Ind.
• Paul Ginsburg, HSC (Moderator)
|noon - 12:15 p.m.
||Questions and Answers
|12:15 - 12:45 p.m.
|12:45 - 1:45 p.m.
||Policy Perspectives on Competition
• Jack Meyer, Economic and Social Research Institute
• Bill Scanlon, General Accounting Office
• Sarah Mathias, Federal Trade Commission
• Marilyn Dahl, N.J. Department of Health and Senior Services
• Len Nichols, HSC (Moderator)
|1:45 - 2:00 p.m.
Questions and Answers
|2:00 - 2:15 p.m.
|| Summary and Discussion