Challenges and Opportunities in Health Care Reform: Balancing Costs, Coverage and Quality

The National Academy of Social Insurance and the USC Schaeffer Center are co-hosting an afternoon seminar and networking reception. This free educational event aims to provide a broad look at policy issues such as: innovative strategies for cost reduction, barriers for underserved populations, stabilizing the individual market, and options for financing. Experts will discuss national health programs—including the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, and Medicare—and will incorporate lessons from comparative international examples. This event is geared towards public policymakers, community, business, and philanthropic leaders, journalists, graduate students, and other interested stakeholders.
November 16, 2017
3:00 PM- 6:30 PM PT
Davidson Conference Center (Vineyard Room)
University of Southern California

3409 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90007

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Introduction and Welcome:

  • William Arnone, CEO, National Academy of Social Insurance
  • Leonard D. Schaeffer, USC Trustee and Founding Member, National Academy of Social Insurance

Discussion Panel:

  • Dana Goldman, PhD, Leonard D. Schaeffer Chair and Distinguished Professor of Public Policy, Pharmacy and Economics, Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics, University of Southern California (Moderator)
  • Zubin Eapen, MD, Chief Medical Officer, CareMore Health System
  • Gerald Kominski, PhD, Professor, UCLA Department of Health Policy and Management, and Director, UCLA Center for Health Policy Research
  • Thomas Rice, PhD, Distinguished Professor, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
  • Seth Seabury, PhD, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Director, Keck-Schaeffer Initiative for Population Health, University of Southern California
  • Benjamin Veghte, PhD, President for Policy, National Academy of Social Insurance
Overview of the Event:
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Expert panel and Q&A

5:00 PM-  6:30 PM: Reception and networking

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This event is part of the Academy’s national series to improve understanding of the nation’s social insurance programs and how they are addressing — and could better address — the challenges posed by growing inequality. Social insurance has been an integral part of American life for more than 80 years, and arguably, will play an even bigger role as the population ages and automation, global competition, rising inequality, and other developments continue to transform the economy and create new risks for workers and their families.

About the National Academy of Social Insurance
Since its inception 30 years ago, the Academy has hosted convenings designed to provide rigorous inquiry and insights into the functioning of our nation’s social insurance programs and how they can continue to meet the changing needs of American families, employees, and employers. Participants in Academy events gain valuable takeaways, including the latest research findings in various areas of social insurance, who’s who in the field, and which organizations are most engaged in these issues. Learn more about the Academy.


Event Date
Thursday, November 16, 2017
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM Pacific