Webinar #1: The Case for Multifacted State Policy Intervention
NEWSFLASH: HEALTH CARE MARKETS ARE BROKEN
Everyone is tired of hearing about how broken our health care system is. We know: prices keep rising, hospitals keep merging, quality falters, disparities widen. And over the next few years, the outlook remains bleak. Experts predict that health care premiums will jump 5.6 percentage points over the previous year.
It’s become painfully apparent that well-meaning, market-based interventions (price transparency, consumer-driven health plans, innovative care delivery models, even provider payment reform) cannot exert enough pressure to right this capsized ship. At this level of dysfunction, we need a more powerful force to referee the marketplace and level the playing field. We need government intervention – specifically, state government intervention.
This Webinar, the first of four, lays out the case for combinations of state policy interventions designed to place downward pressure on commercial prices and rebalance market power.
Featuring Gloria Sachdev, President and CEO of the Employers’ Forum of Indiana, and Christopher Whaley, health economist at the RAND Corporation and professor at the RAND Pardee Graduate School.
Recorded March 14, 2023
Webinar #2: Policies to Prevent/Punish Bad Behavior and Empower Market Balancers
In consolidated health care markets (which comprise 90% service areas) powerful health systems can leverage their market power to further stymie competition and skew the playing field. This webinar, second in a series of four, focuses on policies to prevent would-be monopolists from engaging in anticompetitive behavior, impose penalties on those that continue to do so, and protect and preserve the independent actors that remain.
Featuring Aditi P. Sen, Director of Research and Policy at the Health Care Cost Institute and Erin Fuse Brown, the Catherine C. Henson Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Law, Health, and Society at Georgia State University.
Recorded March 21, 2023
Download the corresponding issue briefs here.
CPR’s white paper profiles five scenario-based policy menus, designed to help state policymakers, advocacy organizations and other stakeholders navigate through the multitude of policy intervention options and identify those best suited to meet their unique circumstances.
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