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2017 Healthcare Cost and Quality Conference

The Hub's Getting to Healthcare Value: Focusing the Policy Debate on Lower Costs and Better Quality conference featured advocate leaders and national experts with an interest in lowering healthcare costs and increasing quality. The conference was held at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans on Nov. 6-8, 2017. Below are speaker slides and other resources from the conference.

AGENDA AND RESOURCES
   

Monday, Nov. 6, 2017

 

“Name that State” game show and opening dinner

 

Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017

 

Welcome and Opening Remarks

 

Looking Back: A Year of ACA Defense, but also State Gains

 

Drug Costs: Recent State Victories and Potential Strategies

  • Bobbette Bond, Unite HERE Health (NV) (Slides)
  • Vincent DeMarco, Maryland Citizens' Health Initiative
  • Rebekah Gee, secretary, Louisiana Department of Health
  • Jill Zorn, Universal Health Care Foundation (CT)
Resources:
 

Medicaid and Healthcare Value: How Advocates Can Help Set the Agenda

 

Healthcare Value in Rural Areas: Unique Challenges and Opportunities

Resources:

 

The Call for Single Payer: What is Our Answer?

 

Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017

 

A State-Based Oversight Entity: A Must-Have to Increase Healthcare Value?

Resources:

 

Tapping the Outrage: Leveraging Consumer Concern about Costs to Push for Policy Changes

 
Revisiting Our Commonalities: What Are Our Next Steps?