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When

Fri, Nov. 08, 2019
8 am - 1:30 pm
(GMT-06:00) America/Chicago

Where

James A. Baker III Hall, Rice University

Leading Democratic presidential candidates are proposing dramatic changes to federal and private health insurance coverage for 2021 and beyond. Yet the discussion lacks understanding of why health care has become so expensive, despite the fact that many researchers argue that as much as one-third of U.S. spending on health care is wasteful.

The Baker Institute Center for Health and Biosciences hosted its seventh biennial conference on health care reform, featuring four leading health economists who described strategies for slowing health care cost growth, while improving access to high-quality health care in the U.S.

Breakfast and lunch were provided. Follow @BakerCHB on Twitter and join the conversation online with #BakerHealth.

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Session 2
Session 3
Session 4

 

 

  

Agenda

8:00 am

 

 

Breakfast and Registration

8:30 am

 

 

Opening Remarks

Vivian Ho, Ph.D.
James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics and
Director, Center for Health and Biosciences

8:40 am

 

 

Innovations in Health Insurance that can Improve U.S. Health Care Efficiency

Jon Kolstad, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Economic Analysis and Policy, University of California, Berkeley; Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research

9:40 am

 

 

Setting Prices for Physician Services

David Chan, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Stanford School of Medicine; Investigator, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research

10:40 am

   

Break

11:00 am

 

 

Are All Managed Care Plans Created Equal? Evidence from Random Plan Assignment in Medicaid

Michael Geruso, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Economics, The University of Texas at Austin; Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research

Noon

 

 

Lunch

12:20 pm

   

Surprise! The Economics of Physician Out-of-Network Billing at In-Network Hospitals

Fiona Scott Morton, Ph.D.
Theodore Nirenberg Professor of Economics, Yale University

1:20 pm

   

Closing Remarks

Vivian Ho, Ph.D.
James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics and
Director, Center for Health and Biosciences

 

Support for this program was generously provided by Health Policy Forum members: Baylor College of Medicine, CHI St. Luke’s Health, Community Health Choice, The Episcopal Health Foundation, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Texas Children’s Hospital, Ms. Cullen K. Geiselman, Mr. Wade A. Rakes II and Mr. Nicholas Miller, Texas Heart Institute and UTMB, Office of the President.

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When

Fri, Nov. 08, 2019
8 am - 1:30 pm
(GMT-06:00) America/Chicago

Where

James A. Baker III Hall, Rice University