NCHC Forums bring together thought leaders, policymakers and stakeholders for timely public discussions about the future of America’s health system. The views expressed by the speakers are their own and do not reflect the positions of the National Coalition on Health Care or NCHC Action Fund.
THE ESCALATING COSTS OF HEALTH COVERAGE: CAUSES, IMPACTS, AND OPTIONS
10:30 AM – 12:00 PMRussell Senate Office Building, Room 485
Paul Ginsburg, Director, Brookings Institution Center on Health Policy, and Chair in Health Policy Studies, Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, University of Southern California: Fostering Competition in Consolidated Markets
Sara Collins, Vice President, Health Care Coverage and Access, Commonwealth Fund: The Problem of Underinsurance
Damon A. Silvers, Director of Policy and Special Counsel, AFL-CIO: The Escalating Costs of Health Coverage
Scott A. Weltz, Principal and Consulting Actuary, Milliman, and Coauthor of the 2015 Milliman Medical Index report: 2015 Milliman Medical Index
The costs of health coverage are again escalating much more rapidly than general inflation—which puts increasing pressure on wages and jobs, access to needed health care, employer and family budgets, productivity, and the global competitiveness of American firms. In this National Coalition on Health Care Forum, a distinguished panel will analyze and explain the causes and effects of these accelerating costs—and strategies for slowing the rates of increase and reducing their harmful impacts. Please join us for this important and timely briefing and discussion.