Morning Plenary – Understanding the Health Care Cost Conundrum

Thursday, August 16th
8:30am – 9:45am

Understanding the Health Care Cost Conundrum

What’s driving health care costs? And why is this longstanding, seemingly intractable issue gaining so much attention? This plenary, which will include plenty of time for audience questions, expands on themes raised in the state officials-only Aug. 15 preconference and lays a foundation for discussions that will continue throughout the conference. We’ll discuss factors driving costs ever higher — is it just that we pay too much? What can be done and how do we balance the trade-offs? How do we lower the trajectory of health care costs without affecting jobs, the economy, access, and quality? To explore these topics, we have three panelists well-versed in the cost conundrum

  • Moderator: NASHP Executive Director Trish Riley
  • Erin Fuse Brown returns after a rousing speech at NASHP’s 2015 conference. Brown is associate professor at the Center for Law, Health and Society, Georgia State University
  • Jaime King, Professor, University of California Hastings College of Law and executive editor of The Source on Healthcare Price & Competition
  • Greg Moody, Ohio State University Executive in Residence at Ohio State University’s John Glenn College of Public Affairs and former director of Ohio’s Office of Health Transformation