The Unemployed and Health Insurance: The Best Approach

Wednesday, January 30, 2002
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Russell Senate Office Building, Room 385
Washington, D.C.

What is the best way to help recently unemployed people get health insurance?

Should they get a tax subsidy? Should they get a spending subsidy?

Should they be able to purchase any plan available in the market?

And what about insurance for the uninsured who didn't lose their job because of terrorism or the downturn in the economy?

AGENDA:

1:00 - 1:10 p.m.

Welcome and Introduction Greg Scandlen - Senior Fellow, National Center for Policy Analysis

1:10 - 1:30 p.m.

Why the Bush Administration Favors Tax Credits Mark McClellan - White House Council of Economic Advisors

1:30 - 1:50 p.m.

The Case For a Spending Subsidy Len Nichols - Center for Studying Health System Change

1:50 - 2:10 p.m.

Using Tax Credits to Achieve Universal Coverage Without Mandates John C. Goodman - President, National Center for Policy Analysis

2:10 - 2:30 p.m.

Discussion