Making the Investments Work: Implementing Health Reform in Florida Leda M. Perez, Vice President of Health Initiatives, Collins Center Jack Meyer, Principal, Health Management Associates Sharon Silow-Carroll, Principal, Health Management Associates February 17, 2011
Welcome and introduction Page The Collins Center for Public Policy finds smart solutions to important issues facing the people of Florida and the nation. We are independent, non-partisan, non-profit and passionately committed to lasting results. Health Management Associates is a consulting firm specializing in the fields of health system restructuring, health care program development, health economics and finance, program evaluation, and data analysis, with a special concentration on addressing the needs of the medically indigent and underserved people and assessing the new health reform legislation.
Going without insurance has direct costs (e.g. uncompensated care, cost-shift to privately insured) and indirect costs (e.g. work and school absenteeism, lower productivity, premature deaths); indirect costs valued at approx. $8-17billion/year