Hearsay or Fact: A Symposium on the Communication of the Affordable Care Act
Health Reform Symposium
Michigan League Ballroom
University of Michigan–Ann Arbor
Free and open to the public
The Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation (CHRT), the Knight-Wallace Fellows at the University of Michigan, the University of Michigan Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation (IHPI) and Michigan Radio bring together national health care policy experts and prominent media members for a dynamic discussion on:
- What is happening with health care reform as Jan. 1, 2014 nears.
- What lessons were learned from the first attempts at communicating the ACA.
- How the media shaped public opinion about—and continues to inform public dialogue on—health care reform.
- What should be the right nexus between the media and policy.
- How can policy makers and the media better work together in the public interest on this important topic.
- John Z. Ayanian, MD, MPP, Director, Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation
- Michael F. Cannon, Director of Health Policy Studies, Cato Institute
- Heather H. Howard, JD, Director, RWJF State Health Reform Assistance Network
- Reed Abelson, health care business reporter, The New York Times
- Steven Brill, author “Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills are Killing Us,” TIME Magazine
- Jonathan Cohn, senior editor, The New Republic; author of “Sick: The Untold Story of America’s Health Care Crisis—and the People Who Pay the Price”
- Holman W. Jenkins, Jr., member editorial board and columnist, The Wall Street Journal
- Sarah Kliff, health policy reporter, The Washington Post
- Julie Rovner, health policy correspondent, NPR
- Knight-Wallace Fellows at Michigan
- Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation
- University of Michigan Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation
- Michigan Radio