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Forums and Events - Expanding Public Health Insurance (video: introduction), May 19, 2011

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Thomas Gais and Richard Kirsch

Director and Institute Fellow, Rockefeller Institute of Government

Expanding Public Health Insurance Under the Affordable Care Act: What New York Might Learn from Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont

May 19, 2011

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This lively, interactive forum focused on how some states are expanding public health coverage in implementing the federal legislation that passed last year. In this video, Rockefeller Institute Director Thomas Gais and Institute Fellow Richard Kirsch introduce the speakers and provide background on the discussion. The forum continued with presentations from speakers representing states neighboring New York: Brian Rosman of Health Care for All Massachusetts, Jill Zorn of the Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut and Robin Lunge of Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin's office. New York State Senate Health Committee Chairman Kemp Hannon, Assembly Health Committee Chairman Richard Gottfried and Judy Arnold of the New York State Health Department spoke about past and current efforts aimed at expanding health coverage in New York. Also joining the forum were representatives of health insurance, hospital and insurance groups: Mary Clark of Citizen Action of New York, a consumer advocacy group; Jeffrey Gold of the Health Care Association of New York State, a group of hospitals and health care networks; and Paul Macielak of New York Health Plan Association, a trade group for managed care insurance plans.

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