Thank you to the more than 400 students, faculty and staff who attended Rosemarie Day's address! A video will be posted shortly.
Hanging in the Balance: Health Reform in the U.S.
Despite the Supreme Court’s recent decision to uphold key provisions of the Affordable Care Act, health reform in the United States continues to hang in the balance. Politically polarizing and barely understood by most people, the law’s fate depends on this fall’s election results. Implementation to date has been uneven and even the law’s supporters are getting frustrated. Can this reform effort succeed? Rosemarie Day will examine health reform’s prospects for success in the U.S., drawing from her experience as a national consultant in health reform and as one of the leaders in implementing health reform in Massachusetts. Ms. Day will share her perspectives on health reform and offer insights from work being done in the U.S. and abroad, including whether there are meaningful alternatives to the Affordable Care Act. She will conclude by discussing options for moving forward.
We are honored to have Rosemarie Day as our 2012 convocation guest speaker.
Rosemarie Day has over 20 years of experience in the public and non-profit sectors, including 16 years of leadership experience in state government. Rosemarie served as the founding Deputy Director & Chief Operating Officer of the Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority in Massachusetts. At the Health Connector, Day played a significant role in launching the award winning organization that established the first state-run health insurance exchange in the United States. The Health Connector served as a model for health insurance exchanges in national health reform.
Rosemarie is currently serving as a Senior Advisor with Health Management Associates in their health reform practice. She is also a Visiting Fellow at the McCormack Graduate School of Policy Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.
Prior to health reform, Rosemarie served as Chief of Staff to the Dean of Harvard Kennedy School from 2004-2006 where she helped to lead strategy planning and launch several new initiatives. She also served as the Chief Operating Officer for the Massachusetts Medicaid program, covering more than 1 million members. She has held several senior level fiscal positions, including Assistant Secretary for Administration & Finance, as well as Budget Director for the Department of Transitional Assistance, a $1 billion dollar state agency. She has a background in fund raising for several nonprofit and political organizations.
Rosemarie holds an AB from Stanford University and a Master in Public Policy from Harvard's Kennedy School.