From Innovation to Insurance: The State of American Health Care

From Innovation to Insurance: The State of American Health Care

Half-Day Conference

Event Details
Monday, October 3, 2016
8:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
2800 Opryland Drive, Nashville, TN, 37214
About the Event
Please join the Mercatus Center at George Mason University for a health care policy conference held in concurrence with the State Policy Network’s 2016 Annual Meeting in Nashville, TN. This half-day conference for organizational leaders and senior policy professionals will provide a comprehensive overview of the state of American health care policy.


Senior Mercatus health care scholars and issue area experts will discuss:

  • The latest research on the status of the Affordable Care Act.
  • Reforms being implemented at the state level.
  • Feedback on the challenges you are facing in your state.
  • Innovative, market-driven policy solutions that will produce better health for more people at a lower cost, year after year.
Confirmed Speakers
Charles Blahous, Director of the Spending and Budget Initiative, Mercatus Center at George Mason University

Brian Blase, Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center at George Mason University

Christopher Koopman, Research Fellow, George Mason University

Jared Rhoads, Research Project Manager, Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice

Darcy Nikol Bryan, M.D., Physician, Riverside Medical Clinic

For questions or to RSVP, please contact Jen Campbell at This is an invitation-only event and your invitation is non-transferrable.

The Mercatus Center will provide one night of accommodations for individuals arriving the evening before the conference (October 2). Please contact Jen Campbell to make arrangements.

Seating is limited and we encourage you to RSVP early.


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