Just over a month ago, Professor Sherry Glied examined the McCain Health Care Plan in Health Affairs. This month, The New England Journal of Medicine takes a look at how the next POTUS would approach health care;
The future of health care in the United States — access, cost, and quality — is a critical issue in the 2008 presidential election. On September 12, senior health policy advisors — David Cutler of Harvard University for Democrat Barack Obama and Gail Wilensky of Project HOPE for Republican John McCain — discussed their candidates’ positions on health care reform in a symposium cosponsored by the Journal and the Harvard School of Public Health. The debate was moderated by Arnold Epstein, of the Journal and the Department of Health Policy and Management at HSPH, and featured questions from a distinguished panel of experts: Karen Davis of the Commonwealth Fund, Jon Kingsdale of the Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority, and Thomas Lee of Partners HealthCare and the Journal.
You can find a 16 – page transcript here.
And you can watch the round table here.