Podcast: Mobilizing for National Health Reform

Mobilizing for National Health Care Reform
The Truth About the Candidates’ Plans
for National Health Care Reform
Understanding the Proposals, Building Our Networks

Listen to podcasts, and see presentations, from this Forum, presented on October 22, 2008, by the Center for Policy Analysis; California Public Health Association-North; UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health; and Women LEAD for Health

  • Analysis of the presidential candidates’ national health care reform plans from experts in the perspectives of women, low-income communities, public health advocates and health care providers.
  • Practical steps for reform in the first 100 days of a new administration: fixing Medicare and reauthorizing SCHIP, and comprehensive reform proposals that promote health and wellness, and public health policies and programs.

Program

1. Welcome and introductions

Center for Policy Analysis: Ellen Shaffer, PhD, MPH, Co-Director

UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health:  Dixie Horning, Executive Director

California Public Health Association-North: Giorgio Piccagli, President

Women LEAD for Health: Destiny Lopez, Co-Chair

Mark Herbert, Office of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Ellen R. Shaffer

Ellen R. Shaffer, Center for Policy Analysis

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Judy Young – UCSF Natl. Center of Excellence in Women’s Health

Click to hear Welcoming Remarks

Giogio Piccagli, California Public Health Association-North

2. Criteria for Reform

  • Moderators

– Ellen Shaffer: Universal coverage, Comprehensive benefits, Affordability

– Roma Guy, California Women’s Agenda: Quality

– Giorgio Piccagli: Strong public health system

– Ellen Shaffer: Feasibility

Click to hear about Criteria

Deborah LeVeen, Professor Emerita, SF State University

3. National Plans: Toward the first 100 days

  • Overview: Ellen Shaffer
  • Evaluation of the presidential candidates’ proposals

– Deborah LeVeen, PhD, Professor Emerita, SF State University

– Ellen Shaffer

Click to hear about Obama and McCain’s plans

Click to see Power Pt on the plans

Click to see grid comparing plans

Click to see grid on women and the plans

4. Perspectives: Coverage, Access, Cost, Quality

– Destiny Lopez, Women LEAD for Health

- Michael Lighty, California Nurses Association

Anthony Wright
- Anthony Wright, Health Access, Health Care for America Now

Destiny Lopez, Women LEAD for Health, ACCESS/Women’s Health Rights Coalition

Michael Lighty, California Nurses Association

Anthony Wright, Health Access, Health Care for America Now

Click to hear Lopez, Lighty, Wright

5. Public Health and Health Care Reform

– Tangerine Brigham, MPH, Healthy San Francisco

– Jeremy Cantor, MPH, Prevention Institute

– Bob Prentice, PhD, Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative

Tangerine Brigham, Healthy San Francisco

Jeremy Cantor, Prevention Institute, Bob Prentice, Bay Area Regional Health Inequalities Initiative

Click to hear Public Health panel

Conference Participants

6. Mobilizing for Health Care Reform in the New Economy

  • Jacob Hacker, PhD, UC Berkeley, Professor of Political Science


Click to hear Jacob Hacker

7. Bonus session: Anthony Wright and Michael Lighty

Closing Remarks: Megan Miller, Office of U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer

Click to hear final Lighty-Wright exchange

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