Rebalancing Health Care in the Heartland

Rebalancing Health Care in the Heartland 6:
Public-Private Sector Strategies

University of Iowa Vice President of Medical Affairs Jean Robillard.
University of Iowa Vice President of Medical Affairs Jean Robillard.
Keynote speaker G. William Hoagland, senior vice president at the Bipartisan Policy Center.
Keynote speaker G. William Hoagland, senior VP at the Bipartisan Policy Center.
Iowa Business Council Executive Director Elliott Smith.
Iowa Business Council Executive Director Elliott Smith.
The audience at the sixth Rebalancing Healthcare Forum.
The audience at the sixth Rebalancing Healthcare Forum.
Robert Russell of the Iowa Department of Public Health.
Robert Russell of the Iowa Department of Public Health.
Steve Flood, Senior Vice President, Holmes Murphy.
Steve Flood, Senior Vice President, Holmes Murphy.
Students from the University of Iowa's A. Craig Baird Debate Team.
Students from the University of Iowa's A. Craig Baird Debate Team.
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine Dean Debra Schwinn.
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine Dean Debra Schwinn.
Keynote speaker Alan Weil, executive director of the National Academy for State Health Policy.
Keynote speaker Alan Weil, director of the National Academy for State Health Policy.
Iowa State Senator Jack Hatch, College of Public Health Dean Sue Curry, and Dave Loesch.
Iowa State Senator Jack Hatch (left) and College of Public Health Dean Sue Curry.
Iowa State Senator Jack Hatch and College of Public Health student Peter Schumacher.
Iowa State Senator Jack Hatch and College of Public Health student Peter Schumacher.
Iowa Medicaid Enterprise Director Jennifer Vermeer.
Iowa Medicaid Enterprise Director Jennifer Vermeer.
Iowa state Senator Amanda Ragan and Iowa state Representative Dave Heaton.
Iowa state Senator Amanda Ragan and Iowa state Representative Dave Heaton.

The Rebalancing Health Care in the Heartland forum series facilitates a public discussion about health care in Iowa. The forums define key challenges in providing high quality health care across Iowa; assess the potential impact of contemporary economic, demographic, and political realities; debate strategies and identify viable solutions for consideration by Iowa’s policymakers, and anticipate new and emerging trends that may impact the provision of high quality health care to the people of Iowa.

The most recent forum edition, held on Oct. 15, 2013, had special emphasis on public-private sector strategies and will feature a discussion on the impact of the Affordable Care Act on business in a debate format facilitated by the University of Iowa’s A. Craig Baird Debate Forum.

The University of Iowa, led by its Health Sciences Policy Council, is proud to be the organizer of these critical and timely discussions. As a publicly supported academic institution, the University is uniquely positioned to provide a non-partisan forum for the consideration of issues of public interest and concern.