Examining the Continuum of Coverage Proposals

Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room G-50

Public Briefing

According to The Commonwealth Fund’s latest Health Insurance in America Survey, 30 million people in the United States remain uninsured, about 44 million are underinsured, and health care costs are growing faster than median wages in many parts of the country. This briefing oriented the audience to both current coverage and affordability trends as well as the facets of reform proposals designed to increase access to health care coverage in the United States. Panelists explored design elements of different proposals and discussed effects and tradeoffs policymakers must consider as they weigh proposals to increase access to coverage.


Linda Blumberg, Ph.D.
Institute Fellow, Urban Institute

Sara Collins, Ph.D.
Vice President for Health Care Coverage and Access, The Commonwealth Fund

Phil Ellis, Ph.D., MPP
President, Ellis Health Policy, Inc.

Avik Roy, M.D.
President, Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity; Policy Editor, Forbes

Cori Uccello, MAAA, FSA, MPP
Senior Health Fellow, American Academy of Actuaries

Sarah J. Dash, MPH 
President and CEO, Alliance for Health Policy (Moderator)



This event was made possible by The Commonwealth Fund.