On May 22, Brookings and the Cleveland Clinic hosted an Opportunity 08 forum on reforming health care. With health care weighing heavily on the voting public’s mind, this forum provided voters in Ohio and across the nation with an in-depth policy discussion on the challenges—and possible solutions—that will confront our next president. Topics included ways to improve the cost, quality and availability of health care.
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Dr. Delos M. “Toby” Cosgrove, president and CEO of the Cleveland Clinic and Strobe Talbott, president of the Brookings Institution, opened the event. Two panels followed Cosgrove's and Talbott’s remarks. The first panel explored improving the quality and cost of health care with national and local health experts providing their insight. The second panel focused on health reform at the state level and included Representative Jim Raussen; Mark McClellan, the director of the Engelberg Center at Brookings; and two members from Governor Ted Strickland’s administration.
Forum Speakers and Participants:
Toby Cosgrove CEO of the Cleveland Clinic and former chairman of the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Strobe Talbott President of the Brookings Institution and a former U.S. diplomat and Deputy Secretary of State
Henry Aaron Brookings Senior Fellow and former health care advisor to President Carter
Doug Anderson Chief Policy Officer, Ohio Department of Insurance
Tom Latkovic Partner at McKinsey & Company
Mark McClellan Director of the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform at Brookings; former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; Former Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration.
Michael McMillan Executive Director of the Department of Managed Care at the Cleveland Clinic
Rep. Jim Raussen Ohio State Representative and Chairman of the House Health Care Access and Affordability Committee
Alice Rivlin Brookings Senior Fellow and former director of the Congressional Budget Office
Allen Rovner Radiologist at the Radiology Associates of Canton
Cristal Thomas Director of Ohio Executive Medicaid Management Administration; Member of Governor Strickland’s Cabinet, and Former State Medicaid Director
Bill Winkerwerder Chairman of Winkenwerder Company, LLC and Senior Advisor to Deloitte Center for Health Solutions; former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, at the U.S. Department of Defense