WASHINGTON - February 15 -
CBPP Conference Call Briefing
WHAT: New Study Examines Effect of President's Health Proposals on the Number of Uninsured
WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 16 at 1 p.m. (ET)
-- Jonathan Gruber, professor of Economics, MIT
-- Edwin Park, senior health policy analyst, CBPP
-- Jason Furman, senior fellow, CBPP
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities will hold a conference call briefing on Thursday, February 16 at 1 p.m. (ET) to present the results of a new study of the President's Health Savings Accounts and related proposals by M.I.T. economist Jonathan Gruber, who is widely regarded as one of the nation's leading health economists.
Using a model originally developed with support from the Kaiser Family Foundation, Professor Gruber has examined both the extent to which the President's proposals would enable people who otherwise would be uninsured to gain coverage and the extent to which it would induce employers to drop coverage and cause some previously insured people to become uninsured. Professor Gruber's study assesses the effects of each element of the President's proposals, as well as the overall effects on the number of uninsured.
Gruber enjoys an outstanding reputation in the economics field. In addition to his position at M.I.T., Gruber is Director of the Program on Children at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a co-editor of the Journal of Health Economics, Associate Editor of the Journal of Public Economics, and the recipient of various awards, including the Kenneth Arrow Award for the Best Paper in Health Economics (in 1994).
After an initial presentation, Professor Gruber will take questions. Center analysts who have conducted substantial analysis on these issues also will be available during the Q and A segment.
To participate, please register by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org , or calling the media team at 202-408-1080. You may register online at http://www.cbpp.org/confcall.htm .