Vision, Policy, and Politics: A Preview of the 2014 Debate

Thursday, February 27, 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM ET National Press Club Ballroom, Washington, DC

The stage is being set right now for a pivotal debate over ObamaCare in the 2014 elections.  Join us on Thursday (Feb. 27) as top political and policy leaders discuss the vision, policy, and politics of health reform at our conference on “Fresh ideas and a new vision for health reform.”     

Vision: Panel I will feature a discussion, moderated by former CBO Director Douglas Holtz-Eakin, talking with leading members of Congress who have introduced major health reform legislation.  These conservative political leaders will paint a picture of what true market-based health reform would look like if consumers had more control over choices in a truly competitive market.

Sen. Richard Burr, NC
Rep. Diane Black, TN
Rep. Michael Burgess, TX
Rep. Tom Price, GA 
Rep. Phil Roe, TN
Rep. Steve Scalise, LA

Policy:  On Panel II, 10 policy experts from the major market-oriented think tanks will translate the vision into policy solutions for real insurance with real examples of portability and tax fairness, protections for those with pre-existing conditions, and a strong safety net.

Jeffrey H. Anderson, Ph.D., 2017 Project
Joseph R. Antos, Ph.D., American Enterprise Institute
James C. Capretta, Ethics and Public Policy Center
John C. Goodman, Ph.D., National Center for Policy Analysis
Hadley A. Heath, Independent Women's Forum
Paul Howard, Ph.D., Manhattan Institute
Merrill Matthews, Ph.D., Institute for Policy Innovation
Thomas P. Miller, J.D., American Enterprise Institute
Nina Owcharenko, The Heritage Foundation
Moderated by: Grace-Marie Turner, Galen Institute

Politics: Journalist Ezra Klein and Avik Roy, opinion editor of Forbes and Manhattan Institute senior fellow, will give a lively Left/Right preview of the health policy debate in the 2014 and 2016 elections.  

There is no charge for attendance, but please register HERE to hold your space, and you can see the event agenda HERE.



Independent Women's Forum is a non-partisan, 501(c)(3) research and educational institution dedicated to expanding the conservative coalition, both by increasing the number of women who understand and value the benefits of limited government, personal liberty, and free markets, and by countering those who seek to ever expand government in the name of protecting women.