Health Care Costs: What Can Be Done?

Though there is still disagreement about the extent to which various cost drivers contribute to the troubling trajectory of health care spending in the United States, there are success stories. This briefing took a look at some of the innovative strategies in both the public and private sectors that have bent the cost curve downwards and some that may hold promise for lowering the rate of growth of national health care spending. The briefing also featured Dr. Paul Ginsburg presenting a paper that was commissioned especially for this series. The paper examines a range of policy strategies that might promote changes in health financing and delivery that would encourage higher quality and more efficient care delivery.

This event was held on Tuesday, June 12 in the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Barbara Jordan Conference Center in Washington.

Transcript

Full Transcript (Adobe Acrobat PDF)

Speaker Presentations

Karen Davis Presentation (PowerPoint)
Scott Serota Presentation (PowerPoint)
Paul Ginsburg Presentation (PowerPoint)

Event Details

Agenda (Adobe Acrobat PDF)