Wednesday, October 29, 2014

You're Invited: Humphrey School of Public Affairs Election 2014 Events

Election Day is now less than a week away, and the Humphrey School of Public Affairs invites you to their upcoming events to help prepare for, analyze, and move forward to advance the day's decisions. Between their events, the League of Women Voters Minnesota election information, and the Secretary of State's Pollfinder, you should be all set to cast your votes for Minnesota's future next Tuesday!

Conversation with GOP Gubernatorial Candidate, Jeff JohnsonThursday, October 30, 10:30 - 11:30 AM, Humphrey Forum, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
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Join the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance for a sit-down with GOP gubernatorial candidate, Jeff Johnson. Johnson will discuss policies that he would propose if elected governor of Minnesota. The conversation will be moderated by Professor Larry Jacobs.
What Happened on Tuesday? A Post-Election Analysis Wednesday, November 5, 12:00 - 1:15 PM, Humphrey Forum, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
The upcoming 2014 elections have the potential for a shift in power both locally and nationally. Please join us for a conversation with Ken Martin, chair of the Minnesota DFL Party, and Senator Michelle Benson to discuss the results and the implications moving forward. Moderated by Professor Larry Jacobs, the conversation will bring insight from party leaders, legislative experts and political science junkies for an in-depth look at state and national election results. 

Is Obamacare Taking America in the Right Direction? With former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle
Friday, November 7, 1:00 - 2:15 PM, Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey School of Public Affairs

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The hex of high costs, unmet needs, and uneven quality has cursed American health care for decades. In 2010, President Obama signed into law the Affordable Care Act with the aim of expanding coverage, bending the cost curve downward, and improving the quality of care for many. How has it performed? Can Obamacare be improved and attract broader support, or should America start over? Join us for a conversation with former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle about the current state of affairs in health care, moderated by former U.S. Congressman Vin Weber. This event is part of the Vin Weber Lecture Series.

MNsure 2.0: Consumer Satisfaction, Private Insurance Enrollment, and Financial Balance in 2015Friday, November 14, 1:00 -  3:00 PM, Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
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MNsure expanded coverage and reduced the ranks of the uninsured during its first year of enrollment but will its second push to enroll Minnesotans beginning on November 15th be easier for consumers and more effective? Will the troubled sign-up and processing of applications become more satisfying to consumers? Most of the enrollment in 2014 was in public programs; will enrollment in private insurance – one of MNsure's primary purposes – be substantially increased in 2015? How can MNsure become financially self-sufficient? Featuring Joel Ario, Managing Director, Manatt Health Solutions; Julie Brunner, Executive Director, Minnesota Council of Health Plans; Scott Leitz, CEO, MNsure; and Christopher Snowbeck, Health Care Business Reporter, Star Tribune. The conversation will be moderated by Professor Larry Jacobs. Co-sponsored with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota. 

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