Laura D'Andrea Tyson, dean of UC Berkeley's Haas School
of Business. Tyson served as national economic advisor
during the first Clinton Administration and was a member
of the National Bipartisan Commission on the Future
of Medicare. She will assess current proposals for Medicare
reform, including the prospects for a prescription drug
* Judith Feder, professor and dean of policy studies
at Georgetown University. She will discuss how to provide
basic health care to uninsured Americans.
Daniel Zingale, director of the California Department
of Managed Care. He will give his department's view
of the future of managed care in California. Leaders
of major health plans will tell how both insurance and
managed care companies can promote health care quality
and lower costs, including by using a novel "pay for
quality" program. Four academic authors will discuss
their recent books on the state of health care in America:
Tom Rundall, UC Berkeley professor of health policy
and management and author of "After Restructuring,"
an examination of nine hospital systems as they weather
changes in health care.
Helen Schauffler, UC Berkeley associate professor of
health and public policy, who discusses the success
of health promotion programs in her chapter from "Promoting
Healthy Behavior: How Much Freedom? Whose Responsibility?"
* Steve Shortell, UC Berkeley professor of public health
and Blue Cross of California Distinguished Professor
of Health Policy & Management, who wrote "Remaking Health
Care in America."
Jamie Robinson, UC Berkeley professor of health economics,
author of "The Corporate Practice of Medicine: Competition
and Innovation in Health Care."