2011 Hewitt Health Care Lecture

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2011 Lecture: “The Budgetary Impact of the Federal Health Care Law”

Almost one year since the passage of the federal health overhaul, Pioneer Institute’s 5th annual Hewitt Health Care Lecture at Harvard Medical School featured two of the nation’s preeminent health policy experts: Dr. Douglas Holtz-Eakin, former advisor to McCain for President, and Dr. Jonathan Gruber, advisor to President Obama.

The debate, on the budgetary impact of the federal law, was moderated by Charles Baker, Jr., former Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate and ex-CEO of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.

The debate touched on the Cadillac tax on insurance, economic growth, the politics to get a bill passed, and increase in government spending, federal waivers, cost containment, and payment reform among others.