Thursday, October 26, 2006

Consumer-Directed Health Care

From the Center of the American Experiment:

Consumer-Directed Health Care
What Does It Mean?
Where Are We Headed?

Grace-Marie Turner

Wednesday, November 1, 2006

Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Hilton Minneapolis, Symphony Ballroom
1001 Marquette Avenue South, Downtown Minneapolis

American Experiment Members: $25
Non-Members: $30

REGISTER ONLINE or contact Peter Zeller at or (612) 338-3605 to register.

To register via mail please send a check or credit card information to:
Center of the American Experiment, 1024 Plymouth Building, 12 South 6th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402

Please join us for an American Experiment Luncheon Forum at which Grace-Marie Turner, one of the nation's most fluent and influential free-market voices of reform, talks about consumer-directed health care, answering good questions such as:
  • What, exactly, is it?

  • What's its future?

  • What's all this enthusiasm, and sometimes commotion, over Health Savings Accounts?

  • And might HSA's work for you?
Ms. Turner is president of the Galen Institute, a Virginia-based, nonprofit research organization that focuses exclusively on health policy. It's grounded in the old-fashioned idea that consumers and physicians, not bureaucracies, should be in charge, and that such a reorientation will "lower costs, promote innovation, expand choice, and increase access to better medical care."

Sounds promising — but can it really work? Especially since no aspect of American life is harder for mere mortals to understand, much less navigate, even when healthy.

A former award-winning journalist who continues to write prolifically, Grace-Marie Turner founded the Galen Institute in 1995. She currently serves on a Congressional commission charged with modernizing Medicaid.

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