Health Care Costs in the U.S.: The Role of Prices and Volume
The Alliance for Health Reform and several cosponsors held the first event in a three-part series of discussions on costs, the factors driving them up and what (if anything) can be done about them.
This briefing and others in the series take an in-depth look at a select few of the most often cited health care cost drivers. This briefing focuses on the extent to which health care prices, and the volume of services delivered, affect spending.
For more information and access to the presentation slides, please visit the Alliance’s event page.
Susan Dentzer, Health Affairs, moderates the discussion.
Michael Chernew, Harvard Medical School
Henry Aaron, The Brookings Institution
Gail Wilensky, Project HOPE
Helen Darling, National Business Group on Health
Nancy Dickey, Texas A&M Health Science Center, former AMA President
John Rother, National Coalition on Health Care
Teri Fontenot, board chair, American Hospital Association
Dan Mendelson, Avalere Health
Andrew Dreyfus, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts