- Cost and Quality Problems
- Improving Value
- Advocate Resources
- State News
May 16, 2019
The U.S. healthcare system has long been criticized for its complex design, high prices and inequitable coverage and uneven outcomes. Our fragmented payment system, in particular, has been cited as a reason for high healthcare spending and excessive administrative spending. One proposal to address these concerns is the concept of a “single-payer” healthcare system.
In this webinar, we will review this concept and explore the features that must be included to truly “bend the healthcare cost curve,” while maintaining or improving quality for patients. This webinar will showcase multiple speakers with a variety of perspectives, who will discuss how single payer might, or might not, curb healthcare spending.
Gerald Friedman, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Eagan Kemp, Public Citizen
Harold Pollack, University of Chicago
Lynn Quincy, Healthcare Value Hub