PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
1:00 - 1:30
Healthcare Reform Suffering from Hypertension
As the House of Representatives passed one proposal for healthcare reform and the Senate considered at least two other sweeping bills, the partisan and even analytical rhetoric is heating up. The director of the Congressional Budget Office torpedoed all of the ideas coming out of Congress, charging that no piece of legislation proposes “the sort of fundamental change that would be necessary to reduce the trajectory of federal health spending by a significant amount.” What are the current options for reform and what compromises remain the most palatable?
ALL GUESTS UNCONFIRMED - DO NOT PROMOTE SPECIFIC GUESTS
Robert Reischauer, president of the Urban Institute; former director of the Congressional Budget Office from ’89 – ‘95
Stephen Shortell, dean of UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health & Blue Cross of California Distinguished Professor of Health Policy & Management
Ken Jacobs, chair of the UC Berkeley Labor Center
1:30 - 2:00
2:00 – 2:30
2:30 – 3:00
You Are Here
How is it that with a set of Map-Quested directions, a GPS on the dashboard and Google Earth to guide us, we still manage to get ourselves lost? If humans are so evolved why is it easier for an ant to find its way home? Patt explores the question with experimental psychologist Colin Ellard, author of “You Are Here: Why We Can Find Our Way to the Moon but Get Lost in the Mall."
Colin Ellard, author of “You Are Here: Why We Can Find Our Way to the Moon but Get Lost in the Mall”