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17th Annual Wall Street Comes to Washington Roundtable on Dec. 19

Media Advisory
Nov. 13, 2012

Alwyn Cassil (202) 264-3484 or

WASHINGTON, DC—Wall Street analysts and Washington policy experts will explore what the latest market developments mean for national health policy and how the political climate will affect the outlook for health care companies, including health plans and hospitals.

WHAT: The Center for Studying Health System Change’s (HSC) 17th annual roundtable – Wall Street Comes to Washington, sponsored by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation

WHEN: Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, from 9 a.m. to noon. Continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m.

WHERE: Pew Charitable Trusts Conference Center, 901 E St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20004

WHO: Robert Berenson, M.D., The Urban Institute; Scott Fidel, Deutsche Bank Securities; Paul B. Ginsburg, Ph.D., HSC; Lisa Goldstein, Moody’s Investors Services, Inc.; Carl McDonald, Citi Investment Research; and Sheryl Skolnick, CRT Capital Group, LLC.

WHY: By bridging the worlds of Wall Street and Washington, HSC hopes to provide a better understanding of how health care markets work and what changes in the health care system mean for people and policy.

Panelists will discuss the broad trends shaping the health care system, including implementation of health care reform and the November elections; the creation of insurance exchanges; the impact of the individual mandate and increased regulation of the insurance market; the future of Medicare Advantage; prospects for provider payment reform; underlying health care spending trends; insurance premium trends; hospital pricing; hospital-physician relations; health information technology; and integrating care delivery.

For more information, contact Alwyn Cassil at or 202-264-3484 or register online at

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The Center for Studying Health System Change is a nonpartisan policy research organization committed to providing objective and timely research on the nation’s changing health system to help inform policy makers and contribute to better health care policy. HSC, based in Washington, D.C., is affiliated with Mathematica Policy Research.

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The Peter G. Peterson Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to increasing public awareness of the nature and urgency of key long-term fiscal challenges threatening America’s future and to accelerating action on them. To address these challenges successfully, we work to bring Americans together to find and implement sensible, long-term solutions that transcend age, party lines and ideological divides in order to achieve real results. To learn more, please visit



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