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Video: KHI’s St. Peter on the economic outlook for the healthcare industry

By Robert F. St. Peter, M.D. | December 05, 2013

Robert St. Peter speaking at the Economic Outlook Conference 2013, Oct. 3, 2013 in Wichita.

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The Center for Economic Development and Business Research at Wichita State University invited Robert St. Peter, M.D. — president and CEO of the Kansas Health Institute — to talk about the health care industry at its annual conference on the economic outlook for Wichita and the state. The conference was held Oct. 3 in Wichita, and video of the presentations is now available.

St. Peter spoke amid the national debt-ceiling crisis and in the same week as the launch of the insurance marketplaces. Kansans can purchase insurance through the federally run marketplace, HealthCare.gov, under new provisions of the Affordable Care Act.

St. Peter provided context for those developments, such as the rising cost of health care and the political landscape in Kansas and in the U.S.

Watch St. Peter’s presentation below, as well as a panel discussion about Medicaid expansion in Kansas and other issues implicating the state's economic outlook.

View presentation slides (PDF)

View the latest cost estimates of insurance plans in Kansas discussed in St. Peter's presentation

More information on health reform implementation in Kansas

Healthcare Industry Outlook Presentation


Panel Discussion



View other presentations delivered at the conference