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For Immediate Release April 7, 2017
Contact: Mark Zitter, Chair Contact Info: (415) 712-1906 mzitter@zetemaproject.org
Presidential Advisors Debate Options in the Evolving Healthcare Reform Environment

Each day brings a new development in the healthcare reform roller coaster. For up-to-the-minute commentary from competing perspectives, join us for this invitation-only, closed-circuit debate at 4:30 EDT / 1:30 PDT on Tuesday, April 18.  

The program will be streamed live at www.zetemaproject.org/live  

Leading policy experts Democrat Bob Kocher, MD, and Republican Lanhee Chen will weigh in on the ups and downs of health reform – whatever its current state. Focusing on the differences between the parties, this wide-ranging discussion will address both specific policy items and ideological divisions, such as: ·

  • With no change, what will happen to the exchanges? How can and should they be stabilized?
  • What is the best opportunity for a bill that could get broad Republican support?
  • What is the best opportunity for a bill that could get bipartisan support?
  • What happens politically if no legislation is passed before the next elections?
  • What do the current political dynamics mean for Medicaid? 

 

Moderated by Zetema Project Chair Mark Zitter, this 60-minute live debate will offer viewers opportunities to comment and ask questions.

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Lanhee Chen is the Director of Domestic Policy Studies in Public Policy at Stanford University. He was the former policy director for the Romney-Ryan 2012 presidential campaign, as well as the policy director for the Marco Rubio 2016 presidential campaign.

 

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Bob Kocher is a Partner at Venrock and focuses on healthcare IT and services investments. Prior to Venrock, Bob served in the Obama Administration as Special Assistant to the President for Healthcare and Economic Policy on the National Economic Council.