Single Payer: What Needs to be Included to Bend the Cost Curve?

Thursday, May 16, 2019 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm


Date & Location

Thu, May 16, 2019 | 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Host Organization

Altarum's Healthcare Value Hub

The U.S. health care system has long been criticized for its complex design, high prices and inequitable coverage and uneven outcomes. Our fragmented payment system, in particular, has been cited as a reason for high health care spending and excessive administrative spending. One proposal to address these concerns is the concept of a “single-payer” health care system.

In this webinar, we will review this concept and explore the features that must be included to truly “bend the health care cost curve,” while maintaining or improving quality for patients. This webinar will showcase multiple speakers with a variety of perspectives, who will discuss how single payer might, or might not, curb health care spending.


Gerald Friedman, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Eagan Kemp, Public Citizen

Harold Pollack, University of Chicago

Lynn Quincy, Healthcare Value Hub