190293 Models for coverage: Successful and proposed

Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 2:30 PM

William Dow , Associate Professor of Health Economics, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
This presentation will discuss various models for insuring Mexican immigrant populations in California. Existing approaches have worked well for certain sub-populations, but for many other immigrant groups there is a need for innovative new approaches to coverage. We focus on potential binational health insurance financing, delivery, and pooling mechanisms that could lead to sustainable expansions in insurance coverage, and highlight research and demonstration projects that would facilitate progress.

Learning Objectives:
Describe barriers and opportunities in expanding binational health insurance for Mexican immigrants in California.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Prior research and policy experience on health insurance issues.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.