NCPA & AMA Host Briefing On Tax Credits, A Bipartisan Approach To Expanding Health Care Coverage

WASHINGTON, DC (March 5, 2001) -- A bipartisan consensus is beginning to form between President Bush and both Republicans and Democrats in Congress over enacting tax credits to expand health care coverage to the over 43 million uninsured. The main issues yet to be resolved are: who should get the credits, how large should they be, and how will they be financed.

The National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) and the American Medical Association (AMA) will co-host a congressional briefing on Wednesday, March 7, on Capitol Hill to discuss a few of the leading bipartisan proposals for crafting this type of reform. Entitled Reforming the U.S. Health Care System: Tax Credits: Bipartisan Solutions, the briefing will feature presentations by Rep. Nancy Johnson (R-Conn.), Chairwoman of the House Ways & Means Health Subcommittee, and fellow subcommittee member Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.), detailing their differing approaches to tax credits, which have each garnered bipartisan support. In addition, NCPA President John C. Goodman will answer frequently asked questions about health care tax credits, economists from the AMA will discuss their tax credit simulation project, and E. Ratcliffe Anderson, Jr. MD, Executive Vice President and CEO of the AMA will moderate.

WHO: National Center For Policy Analysis & American Medical Association

WHAT: "Reforming The U.S. Health Care System: Tax Credits: Bipartisan Solutions

WHEN: Wednesday, March 7, 2001, 8:30 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.

WHERE: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.