Catalyst for Payment Reform

The 2023 Catalyst Debates

The 2023 Catalyst Debates


Will health care be more affordable in five years?

On February 2, 2023 CPR gathered health care luminaries to discuss the most critical challenges we face – affordability, access, equity, adequate competition, transparency, quality and more.

We heard Christin Deacon, Principal Owner of VerSan Consulting, Suzanne Delbanco, Senior Advisor to Catalyst for Payment Reform, Dr. Mark Smith, Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCSF, and Dr. Reed Tuckson, Managing Director of Tuckson Health Connections debate the topic, “Will Health Care be Affordable in Five Years?” 

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This year’s debate was a lively discussion on screen and in the chat! Some highlights include:

  • “Bravo to a great panel, but how about at least a mention of quality transparency to go with price transparency, as in “value”? Affordable and easy access to bad care is not a consumer victory. Medicare online data is old and not particularly useful. The best clinical data (e.g., Society of Thoracic Surgeons) is not available to the public.”
  • “Several states (Maryland, Vermont, etc.) have utility models to regulate hospitals and health care. Has anyone seen a comparison in pricing growth in those states vs others?”
  • “How do we incorporate health equity as a key strategy into healthcare value and quality?”

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