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Appendix E: Health Care Presentations

Invited experts, stakeholders, and citizens have given presentations to the Citizens’ Health Care Working Group on a wide array of health care subjects. What follows is a list of those presentations, organized chronologically in order of presentation to the Working Group.

Underlined text denotes a link to an electronic document on our website that contains the presentation, biographical information, or meeting summary.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005; Crystal City, VA

Overview of the American Health Care System

America’s Thinning Social Contract”, John Iglehart, Project Hope. (See summary for 5/11/2005). Provides description of American health care system and health expenditures. Asserts that the United States provides a lower rate of health care coverage than other industrialized countries. Many of the uninsured are employed full time. Health care expenditure growth has been outstripping the rates of increase in wages and non-health expenditures. Among 30 countries belonging to the Organization for Economic Development and Cooperation, tax receipts are lowest in the United States, but our expenditures for health care are highest.

Public Insurance Programs: Medicare, Medicaid and SCHIP

The Uninsured

Thursday, May 12, 2005; Crystal City, VA

Private Health Insurance: Employer-Based Insurance and the Individual Market

Friday, May 13, 2005; Crystal City, VA

Health Care Costs

Public Sector Initiatives to Control Costs

Private Sector Initiatives to Control Costs

Wednesday, June 8, 2005; Jackson, MS

Access, Safety Net, Health Disparities

The Reality of Being Uninsured

Friday, July 22, 2005; Salt Lake City, UT

Health Care Challenges: The Federal Perspective

Health Information Technology Panel

Employer/Employee Initiatives

Tuesday, July 26, 2005; Houston, TX

Hispanic Health Issues

Rural Health

Long-Term Care, Home and Community Options

Retiree Health Care

Wednesday, August 17, 2005; Boston, MA

Mental Health

State, County, and Local Initiatives

End of Life

Employer Initiatives: Leapfrog and Bridges to Excellence

Friday, September 23, 2005; Portland, OR

The Oregon Health Plan

The Health Services Commission: Prioritizing Benefits

Lessons Learned

Public Sector/Private Sector Perspectives