Event: Opportunities for Lowering Health Care Costs

Nov 21, 2019 | Health Care

Please join us on the morning of Thursday, November 21 for a discussion on current proposals and new ideas to slow the growth of health care spending.

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Policymakers in both parties have been working toward new solutions to address high prescription drug prices, surprise medical billing, and the rising cost of health care for families, businesses, and the federal government.

To build on these efforts, the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and West Health Policy Center recently launched the Health Savers Initiative, a collaborative research project to develop bold policy solutions to lower health care costs.

Our event will discuss these and other issues and will feature Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR), and two panels of experts, followed by Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH).

Event details are below. Breakfast will be served. 

Where and When:

  • Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019
  • Time: Registration and breakfast at 8:30 am, program from 8:55 am to 11:30 am
  • Location: Senate Russell Building, Room 325

Introductory Remarks:

  • Maya MacGuineas, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Opening Keynote Speakers:

  • Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Senate Finance Committee
  • Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR), Senate Finance Committee

Panel Introductions

  • Marc Goldwein, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Panel #1: Current Proposals to Lower Health Care Costs:

  • Sarah Kliff, New York Times (Moderator)
  • Loren Adler, USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy
  • Gregory D’Angelo, White House Office of Management and Budget
  • Tara O’Neill Hayes, American Action Forum
  • Wendell Primus, Office of the U.S. Speaker of the House

Panel #2: New Ideas for Cost Containment

  • Timothy Lash, West Health Policy Center (Moderator)
  • Niall Brennan, Health Care Cost Institute
  • Michael Chernew, Harvard Medical School
  • Holly Harvey, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget
  • Chapin White, RAND Corporation

Closing Keynote Speaker:

  • Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Senate Finance Committee and Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee

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