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Baker Institute – National Health Care Reform: Strategies for Slowing Cost Growth

Nov 08, 2019 - November 8, 2019
Rice University's Baker Institute , Rice University - Houston

Event Description:

The Baker Institute Center for Health and Biosciences  will be hosting its seventh biennial conference on health care reform.

Four leading health economists will discuss  strategies for slowing health care cost growth, while improving access to high-quality health care in the U.S.

According to the Baker Institute  Program Announcement:

“Leading Democratic presidential candidates are proposing dramatic changes to federal and private health insurance coverage for 2021 and beyond. Yet the discussion lacks understanding of why health care has become so expensive, despite the fact that many researchers argue that as much as one-third of U.S. spending on health care is wasteful.”

Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Follow @BakerCHB on Twitter, and join the conversation online with #BakerHealth.

Featured Speakers

David Chan, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Stanford School of Medicine; Investigator, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research

Michael Geruso, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Economics, The University of Texas at Austin; Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research

Jon Kolstad, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Economic Analysis and Policy, University of California, Berkeley; Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research

Fiona Scott Morton, Ph.D.
Theodore Nirenberg Professor of Economics, Yale University

The event is free but registration is required.

Who Should Attend:

Health care administrators, analysts, hospital executives, and health care policy experts.


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