In advance of The Atlantic's fifth annual Health Care Forum, join us for a targeted discussion on Congressional Budget Office scoring rules and their broader implications for health care reform in America.
The program will feature an expert panel with Douglas Holtz-Eakin, President of the American Action Forum and former Director, Congressional Budget Office, and Dr. Kenneth E. Thorpe, Professor and Chair, Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, in conversation with Atlantic Editor-at-Large Steve Clemons.
Steve Clemons is Washington editor at large for The Atlantic and editor of Atlantic Live. He writes frequently about politics and foreign affairs.
Clemons is a senior fellow and the founder of the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation, a centrist think tank in Washington, D.C., where he previously served as executive vice president. He writes and speaks frequently about the D.C. political scene, foreign policy, and national security issues, as well as domestic and global economic-policy challenges.
Douglas Holtz-Eakin has a distinguished record as an academic, policy adviser, and strategist. Currently he is the President of the American Action Forum and most recently was a Commissioner on the Congressionally-chartered Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission. Since 2001, he has served in a variety of important policy positions.
Kenneth E. Thorpe
Kenneth E. Thorpe, Ph.D. has served as a director since February 2010. Dr. Thorpe is the Robert W. Woodruff Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University. He also co-directs the Emory Center on Health Outcomes & Quality. Dr. Thorpe has held similar faculty positions in public health departments at Tulane University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Harvard University and Columbia University. He was Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health Policy in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from 1993 to 1995. In this capacity, he coordinated all financial estimates and program impacts of President Clinton s healthcare reform proposals for the White House. Dr. Thorpe directed the Clinton administration s efforts regarding Congressional healthcare reform proposals during the 103rd and 104th sessions of Congress. Dr. Thorpe has testified before several committees in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives on healthcare reform and insurance issues. In 1991, Dr. Thorpe was awarded the Young Investigator Award presented to the most promising health services researcher in the country under age 40 by the Association for Health Services Research. Dr. Thorpe has authored or co-authored over 85 articles, book chapters and books and is a frequent national presenter on issues of healthcare financing, insurance and healthcare reform at healthcare conferences, on television and in the media. Dr. Thorpe received his Ph.D. from the Rand Graduate School, a Master of Arts from Duke University and his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan. Dr. Thorpe also currently serves as the Executive Director of the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease, a national and state-based coalition committed to raising awareness of the number one cause of death, disability and rising healthcare costs in the United States, and the rising rates of preventable and treatable chronic diseases. We believe that Dr. Thorpe s extensive experience in chronic disease management and health policy contributes greatly to the board s ability to oversee our strategic efforts in regards to clinical quality and innovation initiatives.