A health tax credit and deficit reduction consequences

Thursday - 10/25/2012, 2:09am EDT

Capital Impact on health care

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This week on Bloomberg Government's Capital Impact show hosted by Allen Scott:

  • One tax credit could benefit up to 30 million Americans. There's only one problem: It's been tried before and didn't exactly work as expected. Senior Health Care Analyst Peter Gosselin joins us to discuss the Health Tax Credit.

  • Home-healthcare providers and nursing homes would have the highest risk of revenue losses if a major deficit-reduction deal comes together in Washington, a Bloomberg Government study finds. Health Care Analyst Matt Barry joins us to discuss the impact.


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Allen Scott (moderator) specializes in customer on boarding and training at Bloomberg Government. Allen previously worked at Arbitron, Inc. where he served in a variety of roles from customer service to sales operations manager. Prior to Arbitron, Allen worked in radio for several years in the Washington and Baltimore areas. Most recently he spent six years at 99.1 HFS as co-host and news director.

Peter Gosselin is a senior health policy analyst with Bloomberg Government. He had been a special economic adviser for health reform at the Department of Health and Human Services and chief speechwriter to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. Prior to his stint in government, Gosselin spent 35 years in newspapers, most recently as chief economics correspondent for the Los Angeles Times. He has a bachelor's degree from Brown University and an MBA in economics from Columbia Business School.

Matt Barry is a health analyst for Bloomberg Government focusing on Medicare, Medicaid, public health and prevention issues. Barry has more than 20 years of health policy experience in the executive and legislative branches of the federal government, non-profits, private consulting and public affairs firms. He has worked on payment and access issues under Medicare and Medicaid, tobacco control policy, rural health care, and childhood immunization policy..