2008 Press Releases
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
New Report to Highlight Need for Public Health Insurance Plan Outlined in Obama's Proposals
WASHINGTON – House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee Chairman Rep. Pete Stark, D-Calif. will join health care expert and U.C. Berkeley professor Jacob Hacker and Institute for America’s Future co-director Roger Hickey on a conference call with reporters on Wednesday to release a new report, he new report, The Case for Public Plan Choice in National Health Reform, written by Hacker, that shows that a public insurance option is a critical element of President-elect Obama’s health care reforms.
With the insurance industry opposing key elements of reform embraced by President-elect Obama, his health care point person Tom Daschle and Senate Finance Committee chairman Sen. Max Baucus, the new report shows that a public insurance option is crucial to controlling health care costs and achieving quality coverage.
NEWS TELECONFERENCE TO RELEASE A
NEW REPORT ON PUBLIC HEALTH INSURANCE
The Case for Public Plan Choice in National Health Reform, Jacob Hacker.
DATE: Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008
TIME: 11 a.m. ET (8 a.m. PT)
CALL-IN: 866-316-1366, code 4839124
PARTICIPANTS: Roger Hickey, co-dir., Institute for America’s Future
Jacob Hacker, co-dir., U.C. Berkeley School of Law Center on Health, Economic and Family Security
Rep. Pete Stark, D-Calif., chair, House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee
**NOTE: Space is limited. Media representatives interested in joining the call should reserve a line by contacting Rachel Perrone at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-587-1639.**