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