Thursday, December 3
Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey School
*A light lunch will be provided after the program*
Political rhetoric about repealing the Affordable Care Act is fading as the health insurance market changes, state and national lawmakers respond, and presidential candidates propose new reforms. Proposals differ substantially on the scope of the safety net, the responsibility of states, and the operation of government programs. Leading health care journalists, Julie Rovner from Kaiser Health News and Chris Snowbeck from the Star Tribune, will assess the path forward.
Julie Rovner, the Robin Toner Distinguished Fellow, joined KHN after 16 years as health policy correspondent for NPR, where she helped lead the network’s coverage of the passage and implementation of the Affordable Care Act. A noted expert on health policy issues, Rovner is the author of a critically-praised reference book Health Care Politics and Policy A-Z, now in its third edition.
Chris Snowbeck has covered health care stories at four daily newspapers since 1994. His work at the Star Tribune focuses on health insurers, hospitals, and the state’s MNsure health insurance exchange. Previously, he worked at the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Daily Progress of Charlottesville, Va., and the Indianapolis News. Chris graduated from Carleton College with a bachelor’s degree in history.
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