useful measure? How do we measure adverse medical event risk? How do we measure subsequent economic hardship? Pros and cons of retrospective and prospective measures.
 
  Overview of the background paper by Sarah Meier and Barbara Wolfe—A conceptual framework for measuring medical care economic risk.
 
  Presenters
Barbara Wolfe and Sarah Meier,
University of Wisconsin–Madison
 
  Discussants
Pamela Short, Penn State University
Gary Burtless, Brookings Institution
Richard Bavier, Retired from OMB
 
  Floor Discussion and Comments
 
10:45–11:00am Coffee Break
 
11:00am–12:30pm SESSION TWO
 
  Moderator
Wilhelmine Miller, NORC
 
  Issues in the Development of Thresholds—Should thresholds vary for different population groups? How to capture variability of risk across populations including geographic variations in exposure to medical care economic risk; and vulnerability of population groups by insurance status, age, income, chronic health conditions; how to update the thresholds?
 
  Tracking geographic variations in exposure to medical care economic risk—moving beyond one national estimate.
 
  Presenter
Sara Collins, The Commonwealth Fund
 
  Trends in persistent financial burden of medical out-of-pocket expenditures resulting from chronic health conditions.


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