What's next for health insurance in a post-Obamacare world? WCCO Radio's next Business by Carlson: A Quarterly Report will search for answers to that question on Tuesday, March 21 from 11 a.m. to noon in the Carlson School Atrium.

Steve Parente

Carlson School faculty members Paul Vaaler and Steve Parente will join WCCO's Dave Lee to discuss "What's Next for Healthcare Insurance in Minnesota and the U.S.?" as the Trump administration and Congress work to replace the Affordable Care Act. Read more details and register on WCCO's website.

Vaaler is the John and Bruce Mooty Chair in Law & Business, a joint appointment in the Carlson School and the University of Minnesota Law School. He teaches and writes on topics at the intersection of law and business, with a special interest in how both affect economic growth and poverty alleviation in the developing world. An award-winning teacher, he also consults with firms, government agencies, and international organizations such as the World Bank, where he has helped develop programs to increase venture investment by migrant diaspora groups in less-developed countries of Sub-Saharan Africa. He comments on current business issues each Wednesday morning on WCCO Radio.

Parente is the Minnesota Insurance Industry Chair of Health Finance at the Carlson School and the director of the Medical Industry Leadership Institute at the University of Minnesota. As a professor in the Carlson School's Department of Finance, he specializes in health economics, information technology, and health insurance. Parente has been the principal investigator of funded studies on consumer-directed health plans since 2002. He was a health policy advisor for Sen. John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign and is currently serving a two-year term on the Congressional Budget Office's Panel of Health Advisors.