Why does health care cost Americans so much? What role do providers, insurers and patients play in the cost of care? On September 30, the Kansas Health Institute hosted a virtual event that explored different perspectives on these questions and strategies for responding to rising costs.
A recording of the convening, as well as documents from the virtual event, are below:
- Agenda and Speakers' Biographies
- The Drivers of US Health Care Spending — Jaime S. King, Ph.D, J.D. (slides)
- Pharmacy Economics — Matt Morrison (slides)
Dr. Jaime S. King, John and Marylyn Mayo Chair in Health Law and Professor of Law at the University of Auckland in New Zealand, was the featured speaker.
Panelists included Sherry Pate, Human Resources Director, Total Compensation & HRIS, INTRUST Bank; Matt All, President and CEO, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas; G. Aron Fast, M.D., Partners in Family Care, Hesston; Elgin J. Glanzer, Chief Financial Officer, Memorial Hospital System, Abilene; Matt Morrison, Gibson’s Pharmacy, Dodge City; and Linda J. Sheppard, J.D., Senior Analyst & Strategy Team Leader, Kansas Health Institute. Moderator: Robert F. St. Peter, M.D., President & CEO, Kansas Health Institute.
The Kansas Health Institute supports effective policymaking through nonpartisan research, education and engagement. KHI believes evidence-based information, objective analysis and civil dialogue enable policy leaders to be champions for a healthier Kansas. Established in 1995 with a multiyear grant from the Kansas Health Foundation, KHI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization based in Topeka.