Public meets private meets nonprofit. Discuss.
The University of Baltimore's Henry A. Rosenberg Dialogue Series stimulates interactions among the public, private and nonprofit sectors on leading issues.
More a dialogue than a traditional lecture, each series session brings participants together to present a central issue, discuss the participants' assessments of it and explore how public-private and nonprofit partnerships can work together to resolve, advance or otherwise better the central issue.
Members of the business, nonprofit and academic communities—in addition to UB students, faculty, staff and alumni—are invited to participate in the forums that are always free and open to the public. Our goal is to facilitate networking and to encourage ideas that participants will then develop and implement.
Coordinated and led by Alan Lyles, Henry A. Rosenberg Professor of Government, Business and Nonprofit Partnerships, sessions include about half an hour for each panelist's presentation, followed by about half an hour for questions and answers.
Upcoming Rosenberg Dialogue Series Session
PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. LOOK FOR DETAILS ON A RESCHEDULED DATE.
Health Care Reform: What are the facts? What is needed? What is possible?
Saturday, March 14
11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
UB Student Center, 5th floor
A LIVE WEBCAST will be available HERE shortly before the event begins at 11:30 a.m.
More About the Discussion
The cost of health care is a barrier to getting health care. Health insurance is, in the US, essential to receiving medical care, surgical procedures, drugs and/or medical devices.
Polls rank voters’ concerns about changes in their health insurance among the most important issues in the upcoming electoral season. Candidates’ positions span a wide spectrum with varying support from the status quo of employer provided private insurance to Medicare for All (56%) to a Private Option (68%). The differences among them are not well understood and some are simple infeasible.
Join academic, public- and private-sector experts for an interactive and in-depth discussion of health insurance policy alternatives. Panelists will frame the issues, identify key opportunities and threats and offer insights into lessons learned and next steps.
A question-and-answer session with the audience will follow.
 Kaiser Family Foundation. KFF Health Tracking Poll – January 2020: Medicare-for-all, Public Option, Health Care Legislation and Court Actions. January 30, 2020.
About the Speaker
Alfred W. Redmer, Jr. was reappointed Maryland Insurance Commissioner by Governor Lawrence J. Hogan, Jr. in January 2019. His term ends May 30, 2023. He previously served as Commissioner from June 2003 until October 2005 and again from January 2015 – May 2019. A respected businessman and former member of the Maryland General Assembly, Commissioner Redmer most recently managed Redmer Insurance Group, LLC, and owned Redmer Financial Group. His business experience includes time as partner and president of Landmark Insurance & Financial Group and as chief executive officer of Coventry Health Care of Delaware, Inc.
During his 13-year tenure in the General Assembly representing Baltimore County, Commissioner Redmer served two years as the House Minority Leader. Throughout his career, he has stayed involved in numerous community and nonprofit organizations.
At the Maryland Insurance Administration, Commissioner Redmer oversees the independent agency’s approximately 250 employees and an annual budget of $32 million.
Commissioner Redmer is a member of the Governor's Sub-Cabinet on International Affairs and sits on the Board of Directors of the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange.
Nationally, Redmer is a board member at the National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR) and the Utilization Review Accreditation Commission (URAC).
Commissioner Redmer represents the state's interests as an active member of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), where he currently serves on the Health Insurance and Managed Care Committee, the Property and Casualty Insurance Committee, the NAIC/Consumer Liaison Committee and seven task forces.
A native Marylander, the Commissioner lives in Baltimore County. Together, he and his wife have five grown children and nine grandchildren.
About the Facilitator
Alan Lyles is a professor in both the College of Public Affairs' School of Health and Human Services and School of Public and International Affairs. He is also a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. From 2003-13, he served as the Henry A. Rosenberg Professor of Public, Private and Nonprofit Partnerships at the University of Baltimore, and was recently appointed the Henry A. Rosenberg Professor of Government, Business and Nonprofit Partnerships, 2015-17.
Lyles' professional interests focuses on pharmaceutical economics and health policy—particularly on policies and practices to improve access to high cost, innovative medicines such as those for hepatitis C (HCV). His research examines individual and third-party payors (government programs and private benefits) in the US’ market-based healthcare system and international contrasts with centralized government systems.
He serves on editorial boards and has published and lectured extensively in the United States and abroad. He was visiting chair of pharmacoeconomics (2006) and a Fulbright Senior Specialist twice (2007 and 2011) at the University of Helsinki. His views on public and private policy interventions to mitigate obesity have been reported in The New York Times.
Lyles' operations experience with health service delivery includes administrative work in Johns Hopkins Hospital's Comprehensive Alcoholism Program and as general manager of its Outpatient Department (1970s); administrator of the Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, The Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine (1980s); executive assistant to the dean and vice president for medicine and assistant dean for planning and analysis, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1990s). He has been chair of the Maryland Drug Use Review Board; chair of the Association of American Medical Colleges' Group on Institutional Planning; president of Delta Omega, Alpha Chapter, a national public health honor society; and he serves on the board of the National Academy of Public Administration.
The Henry A. Rosenberg Dialogue Series is made possible by the generous support of the Henry and Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Foundation and the University of Baltimore Foundation.