UCLA Anderson Forecast presents
  Special Topic: Is Healthcare Making California Business Sick? And Will Reform Make it Well?
  Korn Convocation Hall, UCLA Anderson School
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
7:00am - 11:30am

  (Registration from 7am to 8am)
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  Price: $350
  This September we will present the latest quarterly economic projections for the Nation and State. Additionally, the September 2010 conference will focus on healthcare reform and how it may affect California Business.

Healthcare reform has already become the law of the land—but most of the major provisions will not take effect until 2014. This delay in implementation provides an opportunity for individuals to develop informed expectations of the law’s impact and devise a strategy for how to prepare. While health care reform is sure to touch many aspects of Americans’ lives, the goal of our half-day conference is to foster an enlightened discussion about the likely effects of the new legislation on California business. By bringing in key thought leaders from a variety of backgrounds within business, government, and academia, we aim to provide a comprehensive and balanced treatment of the likely costs and benefits of healthcare reform for businesspeople of all stripes.
Registration and Continental Breakfast
Welcome and Introductions
  Edward Leamer, Director, UCLA Anderson Forecast
I. National and State Forecasts
  Edward Leamer, Director, UCLA Anderson Forecast
  Jerry Nickelsburg, Senior Economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast
  David Shulman, Senior Economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast
  • What is making the labor market weak, and what can be done about it?
  • What is the right medicine for the forecasting maladies: Deflation Dread Disorder and Double Dip Delusion?
  • Will there be a double-dip recession?
  • When will we see meaningful job growth?
  • Will the Fed's zero interest rate policy extend well into 2011?
  • Will increasing revenue save the California Budget?
II. An Overview of the New Healthcare Legislation
  Julia Thornton Snider, Economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast
  • How do businesses currently provide (or not provide) healthcare to employees?
  • How is this likely to change as a result of the new law?
III. Keynote Addresses
  David Feinberg, Associate Vice Chancellor and CEO, UCLA Hospital System
  Steven Sell, President of Health Net California
IV. What Will Healthcare Reform Mean for Business?
  • What effect does our healthcare system have on job formation? How likely to change as a result of the reform?
  • When it comes to costs, there are two issues: first, who shoulders them and second, how do we get the overall cost level under control. With this in mind, (1) how does the new law affect employers' responsibilities for healthcare costs? And (2) to what extent does the new law limit the future growth of healthcare costs?
  • What benefits might business people see as a result of the new law (in terms of reduced sick days, greater productivity, etc.)?
  • How will the reform affect "job-lock" - people reluctant to leave their jobs due to health insurance benefits?
  • What are some solutions for creating higher quality healthcare for reasonable cost growth in the long-run?
  Steven Sell, President of Health Net California
  Sandy Ageloff, Health & Group Benefits Leader, Towers Watson/Southern California
  Chuck Baren, Owner, Flekman Baren & Company
  Veronica Gomez, Vice President, Human Resources, La Curacao
IV. Questions & Answers
  California HealthCare Foundation
  Towers Watson

  UCLA Health System

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Last updated: August 4, 2010