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Webinar and Resources

Healthcare Affordability:
Developing a Universal Standard to Measure Progress

When:    

Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET

What:

The incoming administration has promised to broaden healthcare access, make healthcare more affordable and improve the quality of the care. But how will we know whether these promises are kept?

While high healthcare costs are a top-of-mind worry for consumers, it turns out we don’t have a universal standard for defining affordability. Instead, we have a diversity of opinions on what constitutes affordability and a patchwork of program standards (Medicaid, CHIP, tax deductibility, etc).

This webinar featured expert speakers who explained what we know and what we don’t know about affordability and described the tools we have to measure affordability, the key policies up for repeal and replacement that affect affordability and options for stronger consumer protections going forward.

Speakers:

Gary Claxton, vice president, Kaiser Family Foundation

Sherry Glied, dean and professor, NYU's Wagner School of Public Service

Lynn Quincy, Healthcare Value Hub (Moderator)

Marissa Woltmann, associate director of policy, Massachusetts Health Connector