NCHC Forum: Curbing Costs While Expanding Coverage – Strategies from Massachusetts and California for a Post SCOTUS World

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“Curbing Costs While Expanding Coverage: Strategies from Massachusetts and California for a Post SCOTUS World” 

David Cutler, PhD

Otto B. Eckstein Professor of Applied Economics

Harvard University

William Kramer
Executive Director, National Health Policy
Pacific Business Group on Health

Monday, July 16th
10 AM – 11:30 AM

Capitol Hill- Room To Be Announced

With the Supreme Court’s ruling behind us and a major budget debate approaching, our nation’s elected leaders will again grapple with high health costs and persistent health quality challenges over the next year.

Fortunately,  federal policymakers can learn a great deal from recent state-level efforts.  Spurred by costs that rank among the highest in the nation, Massachusetts and California are each developing sophisticated strategies to curb costs and sustain expanded health coverage.

The July NCHC Forum welcomes two leaders who have been at the forefront of system transformation and policy innovation – David Cutler and William Kramer. Dr. Cutler will discuss the groundbreaking payment, market, and workforce reforms now before the Massachusetts state legislature and explore ways in which similar approaches could be implemented nationally. Mr. Kramer will explore the Pacific Business Group on Health’s work with large employers to turbocharge delivery and payment reform in California, and offer some lessons for federal policymakers drawn from this experience.

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