Legislation Clinic 2004 Conference
Medicaid, Medicines, and Malpractice: Issues in State Health Care
April 22, 2004
Ohio Statehouse and Vern Riffe Center
Keynote speaker John C. Nelson, M.D., M.P.H., president-elect
of the American Medical Association
In the early years of the 21st century, several pressing health care policy issues face state governments as legislatures find themselves confronting one of the most difficult financial pictures in memory. Soaring medical care costs constitute a significant component of state budgets and are a key contributor to the fiscal crisis.
This conference in downtown Columbus brought together a variety of stakeholders to share their perspectives on crafting possible state legislative responses to facilitate the affordable delivery of health care.
Through a keynote luncheon and several panel discussions during the day, the conference looked at three topics: how states might improve their Medicaid programs to provide adequate medical care to needy persons; ways for states to make medicines more affordable; and state roles in maintaining the quality of health care, including but not limited to possible responses to the rising cost of medical malpractice insurance and its impact on the availability of care.
Dr. John Nelson, president-elect of the American Medical Association, was the conference's keynote speaker. Other panelists included current and former legislators, administrators, physicians, lobbyists, consumers, and academics. This course has been approved by the Ohio Supreme Court Commission of Continuing Legal Education for 4.50 total CLE credit hours.
- The Michael E. Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University
- The Legislation Clinic at the Moritz College of Law
- The Center for Law, Policy, and Social Science at the Moritz College of Law