Past Event

Strategies for Managing Prison Health Care Spending Webcast

December 11, 2013

Hosted by the National Governors Association, in partnership with the Pew Charitable Trusts, the webcast will feature a panel discussion among state representatives and national experts on strategies states can adopt to mitigate the rising costs of prison health care. The webcast will address implications for state corrections systems under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, use of telemedicine, outsourcing of services as a cost-reduction measure, and geriatric care. Panelists include:

  • James Dzurenda, Commissioner, Connecticut Department of Correction
  • Aaron Edward, Senior Fiscal and Policy Analyst, California Legislative Analyst’s Office
  • Maria Schiff, Director, State Health Care Spending Project, Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Jeff Dickert, Vice President, University Correctional Health Care, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey 

The webcast is open to the public and no registration is required. View the webcast live at the scheduled date and time and select the link to the webcast. Questions for panelists may be submitted in advance. Please note that this webcast will be archived on NGA’s website for future viewing.

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