Are Healthcare Prices in the U.S. Too High, Too Low, or Both?

August 25, 2020

Many households in the US face an enormous burden due to the high cost of healthcare and the lack of competition in many healthcare markets. Many have called on government to step in and take a greater role in regulating the market. On September 9, from 2:00 pm- 3:45 pm PST, the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy will host the first of three webinars examining whether a larger public role for government in determining the prices of health care services is appropriate.

Viewers can submit question for panelists in advance by emailing or via Twitter with #HealthCarePrices. Find out more here.

Speakers include:

Leonard D. Schaeffer–Judge Robert Maclay Widney Chair and Professor – USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics and USC Price School of Public PolicyTrustee – University of Southern CaliforniaTrustee – Brookings Institution

Richard Besser–President and CEO – Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Tsung-Mei Cheng–Health Policy Research Analyst – Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University

Paul B. Ginsburg–Director – USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health PolicyLeonard D. Schaeffer Chair in Health Policy StudiesSenior Fellow – Economic Studies

Louise Sheiner–The Robert S. Kerr Senior Fellow – Economic StudiesPolicy Director – The Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy

Melinda Buntin–Mike Curb Professor and Chair Department of Health Policy – Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Amitabh Chandra–Ethel Zimmerman Wiener Professor of Public Policy and Director of Health Policy Research – Harvard Kennedy SchoolHenry and Allison McCance Professor of Business Administration – Harvard Business School

Michael Chernew–Leonard D. Schaeffer Professor of Health Care Policy and Director of the Healthcare Markets and Regulation Lab – Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School

Daria Pelech–Principal Analyst – Health, Retirement, and Long-Term Analysis Division, Congressional Budget Office

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