On Friday, Nov. 11, the Baker Institute Health Policy Forum hosted "National Health Care Reform: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly," its third biennial conference on health care reform.
Participants considered the implications of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act for the U.S. health care system and the well-being of the population. Five of the nation"s foremost health economists discussed issues including the economic underpinnings of the health care reform legislation, the current status and future for the prescription drug industry, and the long-term care sector.
Those economists were: Amitabh Chandra, Ph.D., of the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; Mark Duggan, Ph.D., of The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; Martin Gaynor, Ph.D., Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University; David C. Grabowski, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School; and Kosali Simon, Ph.D., School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University.
Video of Amitabh Chandra's presentation on "Technology and Cost Growth in Health Care," followed by Kosali Simon's presentation on "Panacea or Bitter Pill: Prescription Drugs Under Health Care Reform," can be viewed directly below. To watch the rest of the conferences videos and to download the presentation slides, please visit the event page.