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Healthcare Sustainability: Perspectives on Cost, Affordability, and Access

July 1, 2021

Listen to the recording of the June 16, 2021 event "Healthcare Sustainability: Perspectives on Cost, Affordability, and Access," hosted by UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law and the Institute for Health Policy and Practice. Support for this event provided by the Endowment for Health.

Topics included:

  • Why we need to address increasing health costs burdening families and business
  • What can be done to make healthcare more affordable and sustainable?
  • How stakeholders are activating across the country and across sectors to address escalating health care costs
  • How to empower employers to improve access and affordability
  • Goals for transforming misaligned incentives for a more equitable health care system

Agenda

Presenters:

Jo Porter, Director of the Institute for Health Policy and Practice, kicked-off the event and welcomed attendees.
Lucy Hodder, Director of Health Law and Policy Programs and Professor of Law, UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law and the Institute for Health Policy and Practice, introduced the event and described how the COVID 19 pandemic illustrates why collaboration and trust are key to having a system as complex as healthcare work effectively, and why oversight is needed to assure our resources are used equitably, efficiently, and effectively. 
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Chris Koller, President, Milbank Memorial Fund, spoke about why we need to address increasing health costs burdening families and businesses, and what is being done by stakeholder coalitions to make healthcare more affordable and sustainable in other states across New England. 
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Gloria Sachdev, President and CEO, Employer’s Forum Indiana, spoke about how to empower employers to improve access and affordability, and the reasons for and impact of the RAND studies on hospital prices.
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Eliot Fishman, Senior Director of Health Policy, FamiliesUSA, discussed the impact on families of high health costs and goals for transforming misaligned incentives for a more equitable health care system.
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