Advisory for September 12, 2007

UCLA Anderson Forecast Presents:
September 2007 Economic Forecast Conference
Special Topic - Will Universal Healthcare Make Us Well?

WHAT:  UCLA Anderson Forecast Economists will discuss their quarterly economic outlook for the nation and California regions.  This quarter's special topic will focus on the economics of healthcare reform.  A panel of industry experts will address the financial effects healthcare reform would have on businesses, the community, government and individuals.


  • Edward Leamer, director, UCLA Anderson Forecast
  • David Shulman, senior economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast
  • Ryan Ratcliff, economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast
  • Jerry Nickelsburg, economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast
  • Bruce Bodaken, chairman, president & CEO, Blue Shield of California (Keynote)
  • Richard Brown, founder & director, UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, Professor, UCLA School of Public Health
  • William B. Caswell, SVP of Operations, Kaiser Permanente, Co-Chair of the Healthcare Committee, LA Chamber of Commerce
  • Patricia Clarey, chief operating officer, Health Net, Inc
  • Marian Mulkey, senior program officer, The California Healthcare Foundation
  • John Ramey, senior health policy consultant for Governor Schwarzenegger

WHEN: Wednesday, September 12, 2007

  • 7-8 a.m., Registration and Breakfast
  • 8-11:15 a.m., Conference

WHERE: Ackerman Grand Ballroom, UCLA



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