Seminars at Steamboat launches 16th summer season with a bipartisan look at health care |

Seminars at Steamboat launches 16th summer season with a bipartisan look at health care

If you go What: "A Bipartisan Roadmap for the American Healthcare System" When: 5:30 p.m. Monday, July 9 Where: Strings Pavilion. More information: Free tickets are distributed at 4:45 p.m., and doors open at the same time

Seminars at Steamboat kicks off the 16th annual season of nonpartisan policy discussions with a talk about the future of health care, featuring Stuart Butler, formerly of The Heritage Foundation and currently a senior fellow at The Brookings Institution and a health adviser for the Congressional Budget Office.

Butler’s talk, “A Bipartisan Roadmap for the American Healthcare System” starts at 5:30 p.m. Monday, July 9 in the Strings Pavilion. Free tickets are distributed at 4:45 p.m., and doors open at the same time.

Stuart Butler

Butler is a senior fellow in economic studies at The Brookings Institution. Before joining Brookings, Butler spent 35 years at The Heritage Foundation as director of the Center for Policy Innovation and earlier as vice-president for Domestic and Economic Policy Studies.

Most recently, Butler has played a prominent role in the debate over health care and reform, arguing for solutions based on individual choice, state innovation, market competition and social determinants of health. He also has been working on a wide range of other issues, including budget process reform, the future of higher education, economic mobility and federal entitlement reform.

Butler is a visiting fellow at the Convergence Center for Policy Resolution and a member of the editorial board of Health Affairs and the board of Mary’s Center, a group of Washington, D.C. community health centers. He also serves on several advisory councils, including for the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, the Aspen Institute’s Family Prosperity Innovation Community and the March of Dimes and is a member of the advisory group for the National Academy’s Culture of Health Program. Previously he was a member of the Board on Health Care Services of the National Academy of Medicine, and served on the panel of health advisers for the Congressional Budget Office.

Founded in 2003 as a nonprofit organization with a mission to bring experts on a wide range of public policy topics to the Steamboat community, Seminars at Steamboat presents nonpartisan policy talks for free to the community. Run by an all-volunteer board, the speaker series is supported by individual contributions. Each talk lasts about 50 minutes, followed by a Q & A session.

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KUNC public radio will air a one-hour edited version of Butler’s talk at 8 p.m. July 22 at 88.5 FM. For more information about Seminars at Steamboat, archives of past talks and the 2018 schedule, visit

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