September 21, 2010
8:30 AM to 11:00 AM
at Union Station
50 Massachusetts Ave, NE
Prevention and wellness are central elements
of the just-enacted health reform law. This new focus could transform
the nation’s illness-oriented, reactive medical care model to a more
proactive, wellness-oriented approach. Some say this will save money.
Others aren’t so sure.
Join us September 21, for a policy summit that asks economists, policy experts, and public officials to explore prevention, cost, and value:
- Does prevention really save money? Over what time period?
- How should we determine value?
- Should cost-savings trump all other considerations?
- How do we factor-in the economic impact of keeping people healthy and productive?
- What are the implications for federal budgeting and CBO scoring?
Marilyn Werber Serafini
Robin Toner Distinguished Fellow, Kaiser Family Foundation (former health care correspondent for National Journal)
Former Director, Congressional Budget Office
President, National Business Group on Health
Emory University Institute for Health and Productivity Studies
Senior Fellow for Health Policy and Evaluation Department, National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago