Healthcare Reform 2008: Evolution or Revolution?

Healthcare reform is high on the political agenda this year. The upcoming Presidential and Congressional elections promise to focus public and business leaders’ attention on proposals to heal our ailing healthcare system.

This requires more than force of will or mere innovation. Everyone would agree that the current system is unsustainable. What is the best way to change the system? Full market-based? Governmental-run system?

In this video from February 2008 these speakers (listed in order of appearance) weigh in on the issues.

  • Scott Hensley (Moderator) Healthcare Editor, Wall Street Journal
  • Cathy Schoen, Senior Vice President, The Commonwealth Fund
  • Ruben King-Shaw, Founding Partner PARMA, and former Deputy Administrator & COO, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) under President Bush
  • Jonathan C. Korngold, Managing Director, Global Healthcare Sector, General Atlantic LLC
  • Richard J. Zall, Esq. (Conference Chair), Partner, Proskauer Rose LLP
  • Jim Adams, Executive Director, Center for Healthcare Management, IBM
  • Mark Wagar, President and CEO, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, President, General Manager New York Market, WellPoint Inc.

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