Author Jacob Hacker Finds Public Plan Vital to Controlling Costs, Improving Quality as Health Care Reform Debate Centers on Public Insurance Choice
WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee Chairman Rep. Pete Stark, D-Calif., and Liz Fowler, senior counsel to Sen. Max Baucus, will join health care expert and U.C. Berkeley professor Jacob Hacker and Institute for America's Future co-director Roger Hickey on a conference call with reporters on Wednesday to release a new report that shows that a public insurance option is a critical element of President-elect Obama's health care reforms.
With the insurance industry opposing key elements of reform embraced by President-elect Obama, his health care point person Tom Daschle and Senate Finance Committee chairman Sen. Max Baucus, the new report shows that a public insurance option is crucial to controlling health care costs and achieving quality coverage.
NEWS TELECONFERENCE TO RELEASE A
NEW REPORT ON PUBLIC HEALTH INSURANCE
DATE:Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008
TIME:11 a.m. ET (8 a.m. PT)
CALL-IN: 866-316-1366, code 4839124
Roger Hickey, co-dir., Institute for America's Future
Rep. Pete Stark, D-Calif., chair, House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee
Jacob Hacker, co-dir., U.C. Berkeley School of Law Center on Health, Economic and Family Security
Liz Fowler, sr. counsel, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., and author of recent Baucus health white paper
|SOURCE Institute for America's Future|
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