Conference on the implications of tax policy for enabling medical savings accounts and other health care reforms

The purpose of this project is to commission papers to be presented at a policy conference that will examine the implications of changing current tax policies in order to promote a more competitive and efficient insurance market and improve access to affordable coverage for the uninsured using such options as tax credits and medical savings accounts. The conference will be sponsored by the Consensus Group, a group of leading health economists and health policy analysts from a number of market-oriented think tanks and other institutions. Under this project, 10 papers will be commissioned on various aspects of tax-based health care reform, including how targeted tax credits can be used as a vehicle to reduce the number of the uninsured, and how medical savings accounts can be structured to lower costs and expand options for health coverage. The conference will be bi-partisan in the views presented and the audience invited. The target audience will include members of Congress and their staffs, researchers, private sector leaders, and the media.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $80,000.00

Awarded on: 9/25/1995

Time frame: 10/1/1995 - 9/30/1996

Grant Number: 26676


Galen Institute, Inc.

P.O. Box 19080
Alexandria, 22320-9080


Grace-Marie Arnett
Project Director