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September 23, 2008: Final Senate Health Care Reform Hearing Before November Elections. . . .

The final one of these three hearings will be held on September 23, 2008. As earlier noted on this blog, this hearing will focus on exploring ways to improve access to coverage through pooling arrangements, or through the creation of a health insurance exchange or “connector” -– connecting individuals, small businesses and those eligible for premium subsidies to available health insurance plans.

[LIVE REALMEDIA VIDEO LINK, here, on Hearing-day morning.]


Covering the Uninsured:
Making Health Insurance Markets Work

Tuesday, September 23, 2008
10:00 a.m. EDT
215 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Member Statements:

Max Baucus, MT

Charles Grassley, IA

Witness Statements:

John Bertko, FSA, MAAA, Adjunct Staff, The RAND Corporation, Former Chief Actuary, Humana Inc, Flagstaff, AZ

Andrew Dreyfuss, Executive Vice President, Health Care Services, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Boston, MA

Pam MacEwan, Executive Vice President, Public Affairs and Governance, Group Health Cooperative, Seattle, WA

Kim Holland, Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner, Oklahoma City, OK