June 27, 2011

Cash for Care?

Cash for Care?

Featuring Lorens Helmchen, Associate Professor of Health Administration and Policy, George Mason University; Mark V. Pauly, Bendheim Professor, Professor of Health Care Management, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; moderated by Michael F. Cannon, Director of Health Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

March 21, 2011

The New Health Care Law: What a Difference a Year Makes

The New Health Care Law: What a Difference a Year Makes - Keynote Address

David Rivkin, Partner, Baker & Hostetler LLP, and attorney for plaintiffs in Florida v. HHS; Moderated by Ramesh Ponnuru, Senior Editor, National Review; Michael F. Cannon, Director of Health Policy Studies, Cato Institute; Ron Pollack, Executive Director, Families USA; Douglas Holtz-Eakin, President, American Action Forum; former Director, Congressional Budget Office; Kavita Patel, M.D., Managing Director of Delivery-System Reform at the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform, Brookings Institution, former Director of Policy for the White House Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs, and former Deputy Staff Director for the Senate HELP Committee chairman Senator Edward Kennedy; Roger Pilon, Vice President for Legal Affairs, Cato Institute; Neera Tanden, Chief Operating Officer, Center for American Progress. Moderated by Jan Crawford, CBS News Chief Legal Correspondent.

October 13, 2010

Congress Should Account for Excess Burden of Taxation

Congress Should Account for Excess Burden of Taxation

Featuring Christopher J. Conover, Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research, Duke University; and Douglas Holtz-Eakin, President, American Action Forum, and Former Director, Congressional Budget Office; moderated by Michael F. Cannon, Director of Health Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

March 25, 2010

Would Universal Coverage Improve Health?

Would Universal Coverage Improve Health?

Featuring John Z. Ayanian, Professor of Medicine and Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital; David Meltzer, Associate Professor of Medicine and Economics, University of Chicago; and Michael F. Cannon, Director of Health Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

January 12, 2010

Obamanomics: How Barack Obama Is Bankrupting You and Enriching His Wall Street Friends, Corporate Lobbyists, and Union Bosses

Obamanomics: How Barack Obama Is Bankrupting You and Enriching His Wall Street Friends, Corporate Lobbyists, and Union Bosses

Featuring the author, Timothy P. Carney, Lobbying Editor, Washington Examiner; with comments by Uwe Reinhardt, James Madison Professor of Political Economy, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University; and Ross Douthat, New York Times columnist. Moderated by Michael F. Cannon, Director of Health Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

November 20, 2009

Bending the Productivity Curve: How Would Health Care “Reform” Affect Medical Innovation?

Bending the Productivity Curve: How Would Health Care "Reform" Affect Medical Innovation?

Featuring Raymond Raad, New York Presbyterian Hospital / Weill Cornell Medical Center, and Coauthor, “Bending the Productivity Curve: Why America Leads the World in Medical Innovation”; Gerard Anderson, Director, Center for Hospital Finance and Management, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health; and John E. Calfee, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute. Moderated by Michael F. Cannon, Director of Health Policy Studies, Cato Institute, Coauthor of Healthy Competition: What’s Holding Back Health Care and How to Free It.

October 13, 2009

How Government “Competes”: Grab Arm, Twist

How Government "Competes": Grab Arm, Twist

Featuring Kent Masterson Brown, Lead attorney, Hall v. Sebelius; and Michael F. Cannon, Director of Health Policy Studies, Cato Institute, and co-author of Healthy Competition: What’s Holding Back Health Care and How to Free It.

October 1, 2009

How American Health Care Killed My Father

How American Health Care Killed My Father

Featuring David Goldhill, Author of “How American Health Care Killed My Father,” The Atlantic, September 2009; and Michael F. Cannon, Director of Health Policy Studies, Cato Institute, and co-author of Healthy Competition: What’s Holding Back Health Care and How to Free It.

July 15, 2009

What Government-Run Health Care Really Means

What Government-Run Health Care Really Means

Featuring Sally Pipes, President and CEO, Pacific Research Institute; Michael Cannon, Director of Health Policy Studies, Cato Institute; and moderated by Michael Tanner, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute.