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Forums and Events - Health Reform Video (Hoff), December 16, 2009

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Timothy J. Hoff

Associate Professor, Department of Health Policy, Management, and Behavior,
School of Public Health, University at Albany

What Federal Health Care Reform Means for
State and Local Governments

December 16, 2009

Speakers at this forum discussed the potential impacts of federal health reform on state and local governments. Hoff began the discussion with a briefing of health reform legislation before Congress, focusing on the current Senate bill, which he predicted has more likelihood of passing than House proposals. Legislative proposals are primarily aimed at insuring more Americans, and not at controlling costs, he said. Hoff was followed by Wendy Saunders, New York State deputy secretary for Health, Medicaid, and Oversight, who spoke about the state's position on the various proposals before Congress, and John W. Rodat, Albany County Commissioner of Management and Budget, who discussed the possible impacts of health reform legislation on the county.

Hoff's slide presentation
Video of Saunders' presentation
Video of Rodat's presentation
Video of Question-and-Answer session