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DABE July Luncheon - The Case for Universal Health Care in Colorado


DABE July Luncheon

Wednesday, July 16, 2014, Doors Open at 11:45

CU-Denver Business School Building 

(Room BUSB 2100) 1475 Lawrence Street
Denver, Colorado 80202
Downtown, Denver
Metered Street Parking is available ($1 an hour)

Udi’s Box Lunches will be served

RSVP Required by 10am Monday, July 14, 2014


The Case For Universal Health Care in CO

Dr. Ivan J. Miller,

President, Colorado Foundation for Universal Health Care


Health Care in Colorado has undergone significant change in Colorado over the past few years after the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), with the expansion of Medicaid and the creation of Connect for Colorado Health Exchange.  The ACA also gives states an opportunity to use waivers to obtain Federal funds for their own systems. Seeking these waivers, Colorado has developed a ballot initiative for universal health care through a Colorado Health Care Cooperative. Universal Health Care is the norm in many developed countries, but faces some stiff resistance in the U.S.  Dr. Ivan J. Miller will discuss the benefits of Universal Health Care and will share findings of economic studies that show how providing coverage for all Coloradans can help to reduce administrative costs, lower health care costs for both employees and employers, increase funding for health care, and help to stimulate the economy.

Ivan J. Miller, Ph.D., is a psychologist in private practice, a small business owner, and the President of the Colorado Foundation for Universal Health Care. Since 1994 he has published and presented on health care economics and health care system reforms. In 2003, he proposed a universal health care system called Balanced Choice, and later published a book by the same name title. Since 2008, he has worked with Senator Aguilar to develop a universal health care proposal for Colorado, the Colorado Health Care Cooperative. He is the author of the Executive Summary of Dr. Gerald Friedman’s 2013 economic analysis of the Colorado Health Care Cooperative.

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  • Dru W.

    I am really bummed that I'll be out of town and unable to attend, but hope this presentation / discussion will be recorded to MP3 and posted.
    I'm encouraged that this presentation augurs well for a continued discussion of this huge "market" as a huge percentage of GDP, although -- if I can legitimately anticipate some elements of a conventional UHC presentation -- it likely lacks as much "market" as I -- or maybe a bunch of economists -- might prefer to see.

    July 13, 2014

  • Dru W.

    Hopefully, it will whet the appetites of that econ bunch to hear a more robust discussion of this real huge market. If so, I and, ostensibly Steven Brill (Time Mag), would share that interest -- at least as far as price transparency and it's effect on efficiency and potential for increasing accessible value while driving down real prices.
    I started the ---
    http://www.meetup.com/Citizens-for-Medical-Price-Transparency/ --
    on that presumption -- that I would like to hear confirmed -- or not -- while righteously attached. Surely, there have already been studies done or at least designed / proposed on this subject that could spark that discussion, should this group have an interest.

    July 13, 2014

  • Dru W.

    Additionally, were I to attend this meeting, I would hope to hear a coherent discussion of how a UHC system accurately targets "pubic goods" verses "private goods" paid for with public tax money. Public goods (vaccinations, preventive care, etc ... ) throwing off generally beneficial externalities (tax revenues, goods and services, etc) for the US economy (whole population) and a discussion of "private goods" lacking those positive externalities (expensive old age heroics) also with a view including appropriate, supported public charity based on common sentience (we all love kids and all get old and die).
    How to continuously make those public vs private calculations and how to sustainably confirm their public "support" in varying and vacillating future economic circumstances through an on-going political process.

    July 13, 2014

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