In the Nation's Interest
Webinar Discusses Release of New CED Health Care Report
On June 30, 2010 Alain C. Enthoven, Marriner S. Eccles Professor of Public & Private Management Stanford University and Joseph J. Minarik, CED's Senior Vice President and Director of Research, presented findings on their new research report, Health Care in California and National Health Reform in a webinar. The report shows the lessons the nation can learn from California's experience in health care. CED views the exchange system, which is a part of the new law, as a potential vehicle for cost control and quality improvement through robust competition and consumer choice. However, as the exchange system has been designed, its effective implementation will pose significant challenges to the states. Enthoven and Minarik show how some existing California systems have approximated the benefits of working exchanges, how other states can put that experience to work in the new system, and how employers are likely to react to the recently passed health care law.