Roundtable: Valuing Health Insurance in Measures of Poverty and Income
(Data Watch)

Saturday, November 10, 2012: 10:15 AM-11:45 AM
Hanover A (Radisson Plaza Lord Baltimore Hotel)

*Names in bold indicate Presenter

Organizers:  Ron Haskins, Brookings Institute
Speakers:  Gary Burtless, Brookings Institute, Richard Burkhauser, Cornell University, Frank Sammartino, Congressional Budget Office and Lisa Dubay, Urban Institute
Moderators:  Ron Haskins, Brookings Institute

As spending on health care has risen relentlessly, the treatment of private and public health insurance in estimates of both income and income distribution has increased in importance. Participants in this session will discuss several ways of including the value of health insurance in estimates of income and income distribution, including methods used by the Census Bureau and the Congressional Budget Office.

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