Center for American Progress

: Why Health Care Costs Still Matter: The Continuing Need for Public- and Private-Sector Innovations
Past Event


Why Health Care Costs Still Matter: The Continuing Need for Public- and Private-Sector Innovations


8:30 - 10:00 AM EDT

Please join us for a discussion on health care cost containment with:

Neera Tanden, President, Center for American Progress

Ezekiel Emanuel, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

Topher Spiro, Vice President, Health Policy, Center for American Progress

Why Health Care Costs Still Matter: The Continuing Need for Public- and Private-Sector Innovations

Monday, October 7, 2013, 8:30 a.m.*–10:00 a.m.

* Breakfast and coffee will be served at 8:30 a.m. The discussion will begin promptly at 8:45 a.m.

Health care costs may be growing more slowly than expected, but our nation’s health care spending still outpaces inflation and wage growth. Innovations underway in both the public and private sectors not only have the potential to further lower costs but should also serve as lessons for future reforms. Join CAP health care experts Neera Tanden, Zeke Emanuel, and Topher Spiro for the October roundtable as they discuss these efforts and why rising health care costs are still cause for concern. This off-the-record conversation will explore best practices in the private sector, lessons for public payers, and partnerships between the public and private sectors. We would like to hear participants’ views on various cost-containment strategies, public- and private-sector efforts, as well as their visions for a second generation of health care reforms.

Please contact Alison Canavan, Manager, Business Alliance, by email at acanavan@americanprogress.org or by phone at 202.741.6262 with questions.