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Uniting universal coverage and personal choice: A new direction for health reform

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Uniting universal coverage and personal choice: A new direction for health reform
August 6, 2013 12:00 pm
August 6, 2013 1:30 pm
American Enterprise Institute
July 24, 2013
AEI, Twelfth Floor
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1150 Seventeenth Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20036, United States
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The debate over US health care reform and the resulting Affordable Care Act (ACA) laid out several key priorities: (1) grant Americans universal access to health coverage regardless of health status; (2) grant affordable coverage regardless of ability to pay; and (3) contain rising health expenditures.


The ACA’s implementation process has been bumpy, yet high uninsurance rates and lack of access for those with expensive conditions make reverting to the status quo a nonstarter.


In their forthcoming AEI paper, titled “Best of both worlds: Uniting universal coverage and personal choice in health care,” leading health economists from the nation’s top universities chart a new path: comprehensive, market-based health reform that would guarantee affordability, personal choice, and universal coverage. Join some of the authors, along with notable health scholars from the left and right, for the paper’s release and a new debate over the priorities and policies that will most effectively reform health care.


If you are unable to attend, we welcome you to watch the event live on this page. Full video will be posted within 24 hours.


For more information, please contact Brad Wassink at, 202.862.7197.




11:45 AM

Registration and Lunch


12:00 PM

Opening Remarks:

Henry Olsen, AEI


12:05 PM

Author Presentations:

Amitabh Chandra, Harvard University

Anupam Jena, Harvard Medical School

Darius Lakdawalla, University of Southern California


12:30 PM


Henry Aaron, Brookings Institution

Nina Owcharenko, Heritage Foundation


12:45 PM




Joseph Antos, AEI


1:05 PM

Audience Question-and-Answer Session


1:30 PM


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