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The Challenge of Sustaining Health Care Reform in Massachusetts

May 7, 2009

Opening Remarks
The State of Healthcare Reform in Massachusetts
Dr. JudyAnn Bigby, MA Secretary of Health and Human Services

Overview Presentation
Can We Use Local Benchmarks to Reduce the Cost and Improve the Quality of Healthcare in Greater Boston?
Katherine Baicker, Professor, Harvard School of Public Health
Amitabh Chandra, Professor, Harvard Kennedy School

Improving Health Care Quality and Values: Local Challenges and Local Government Policy Brief
Powerpoint Presentation given by Amitabh Chandra
Testimony given by Amitabh Chandra to United States Senate Finance Committee
Testimony given by Katherine Baicker to United States Senate

Panel Discussions

Can We Implement Opportunities to Improve the Value of Healthcare?
Sarah Iselin, Commissioner, MA Division of Health Care Finance and Policy
Stephanie Lovell, VP and General Counsel, Boston Medical Center
Delia Vetter, Sr. Director of Benefits, EMC Corp.

Moderated by David Cutler, Acting Director of the Harvard Program for Health Systems Improvement and Otto Eckstein of Professor of Applied Economics

Can We Build Support for Opportunities to Improve the Value of Healthcare?

Jarrett Barrios, President, Blue Cross/Blue Shield Foundation
Jon Kingsdale, Executive Director, Commonwealth Connector
Amy Slemmer, Executive Director, Health Care for All

Moderated by David Ellwood, Dean, Harvard Kennedy School

Closing Remarks
David Ellwood, Dean, Harvard Kennedy School

Cosponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston’s New England Public Policy Center, Harvard Program for Health Systems Improvement, and the Taubman Center for State and Local Government.

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