Reflections from Alice Rivlin, Jacob Hacker and Christine Ferguson

    • March 25, 2009

Participants in Covering America reflect on ways Covering America's work can contribute to today's health reform debate.

Reflections from Alice Rivlin
As the political process once again focuses on comprehensive health reform, the findings of Covering America have become highly relevant once more.

A Word from Jacob Hacker
The "Covering America" project was one of the most productive and collegial collaborations in which I have had the pleasure of participating. It brought together an all-star cast of health policy experts from a variety of perspectives.

A Word from Christine Ferguson
The Covering America project is an attempt by RWJF and ESRI to avoid this problem in the upcoming debate. All of those involved agreed to participate with a desire to produce the best range of options for consideration by leaders at the national level when the inevitable "new" health reform debate began. They designed Covering America before the atmosphere became too politically charged, to provide an opportunity for a robust discussion of a broad range of proposals spanning the ideological spectrum with commentators and advisors from an equally impressive range of experience and viewpoints.