Covering the Uninsured: Who has the will and who has the way?

May 28, 2015

Panel Discussion on the Uninsured

Sponsored by the Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation

On Friday, May 2, 2008, Marianne Udow-Phillips, director of the Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation, will convene a panel of experts to explore the problem of America’s 47 million uninsured.

Panelists Catherine McLaughlin, Professor of Health Management & Policy and director of the Economic Research Initiative on the Uninsured, U-M School of Public Health; Kevin Seitz, executive vice president of Health Care Value Enhancement, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan; and Ellen Rabinowitz, executive director of the Washtenaw Health Plan will share their views and join Udow-Phillips to respond to audience questions. Tracy Davis of the Ann Arbor News will moderate.

The panel discussion will take place from Noon – 2 p.m. on Friday, May 2, in the Danto Auditorium at the U-M Cardiovascular Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Admission is free, but seating is limited.

For information about other events happening in Michigan during Cover the Uninsured week (April 27 – May 3, 2008), visit and click on “Michigan.”

Presentation Slides

Questions and Answers

The panel responded to audience questions at the event, and in writing to other questions submitted by the audience. Some audience questions were edited and/or combined to avoid duplication.

Read the questions and answers »


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  • Panel discussion – part 1
  • Panel discussion – part 2
  • Panel discussion – part 3
  • Panel discussion – part 4
  • Panel discussion – part 5