What role did health care play in the 2018 midterm elections and how will this affect the contours and content of the health platforms in the 2020 presidential election? The Century Foundation, Health Affairs, and Commonwealth Fund are hosting a deep-dive discussion of the likely Democrats’ and Republicans’ approaches and how they could be refined to address criticisms and solve health system problems. Two Health Affairs papers, one co-written by TCF senior fellow Jeanne Lambrew, will be released at the event. A panel of experts will join the discussion aimed at helping policy makers get ready for the next health reform debate.

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Event Details

Friday, November 16, 2018
9:30am – 11:45am

The National Press Club
529 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20004


David Blumenthal
President, The Commonwealth Fund

Lanhee Chen
Director of Domestic Policy Studies, Public Policy Program, Stanford University
“Getting Ready for Health Reform 2020: Improving Upon the State Innovation Approach”

Adaeze Enekwechi
Vice President, McDermott + Consulting

Jeanne Lambrew
Senior Fellow, The Century Foundation

Sherry Glied
Dean, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University
“Choices Among Medicare-Like Plans for the 2020 Health Reform Debate”

Meena Seshamani
Assistant Professor, Georgetown University School of Medicine

Rodney L. Whitlock
Vice President, Health Policy, ML Strategies

Others to be announced soon.