Ideas from Health Care around the World
The Real Reporting Foundation and HealthSystemsFacts.org is a proud supporter of the “Lessons for U.S. Health Reform: Ideas from Health Care around the World” conference held May 7, 2021 at the University of California-Berkeley.
Presentations from the conference are listed below and may be viewed via Youtube.
Introduction / Overview
Jon Kolstad, UC Berkeley
Panel 1: National Health Systems
UK: Carol Propper, Imperial College London
Taiwan: Tsung-Mei Cheng, Princeton University
Germany: Sebastian Bauhoff, Harvard University
Moderator: Paul Gertler, UC Berkeley
Panel 2: Regulation and Innovation
Medical Devices: Matt Grennan, University of Pennsylvania
Drugs: Amitabh Chandra, Harvard University
Organization: Fiona Scott Morton, Yale SOM
Moderator: Ziad Obermeyer, UC Berkeley
Panel 3: Translating to Biden Health Policy
Jon Gruber, MIT
Jon Kolstad, UC Berkeley
Leemore Dafny, Harvard Business School
Moderator: Ben Handel, UC Berkeley
Ben Handel, UC Berkeley
Also check out International Health Systems In Perspective: Lessons For US Health Reform – Proceedings of conference, UC Berkeley Gilbert Center, Oct. 21-22, 2020.
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- Practice Consolidation and Access to Quality Care May 14, 2023May 14, 2023 The New York Times reports on a growing trend among healthcare organizations in the US, the impact of which may be of concern for patients and taxpayers. The Times reported on May 8, 2023 (“Corporate Giants Buy Up Primary Care Practices at Rapid Pace”) that: “CVS Health, with its sprawling pharmacy business and ownership ...
- Medicaid Re-Enrollment Begins Again April 1, 2023US states are restarting yearly Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) eligibility reviews. The Kaiser Family Foundation reported on February 22, 2023 (“10 Things to Know About the Unwinding of the Medicaid Continuous Enrollment Provision”): “Primarily due to the continuous enrollment provision, Medicaid enrollment has grown substantially compared to before the pandemic and the uninsured rate has dropped. ...
- The Existential Threat of Greed in US Health Care February 7, 2023February 7, 2023 The journal JAMA published a Viewpoint on Jan. 30, 2023 by Donald Berwick, MD, MPP, entitled Salve Lucrum: The Existential Threat of Greed in US Health Care. In it, Dr. Berwick contends: “Profit may have its place in motivating innovation and higher quality in health care, as in any industry. But kleptocapitalist behaviors that raise ...
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- Massive Savings Possible In US Health System October 21, 2021October 21, 2021 The management consulting firm McKinsey & Company has issued a new report estimating that administrative changes and efficiencies could save the US health system more than a quarter trillion dollars. As noted in a Viewpoint article published in JAMA on October 20: “The analysis dissected profit and loss statements of individual health care organizations, estimated ...
- Health Care in the US Compared to Other High-Income Countries August 6, 2021On August 4, the Commonwealth Fund issued a new report entitled Mirror, Mirror 2021: Reflecting Poorly / Health Care in the US Compared to Other High-Income Countries. The report compares health care systems in eleven nations: the United States, Canada, Switzerland, France, Sweden, New Zealand, Germany, the United Kingdom, Australia, the Netherlands, and Norway. The report’s key ...
- Medical Debt in Collections in the US August 6, 2021On July 20, JAMA published an article on medical debt in collections in the US entitled “Medical Debt in the US, 2009-2020.” The researchers found: “In this retrospective analysis of credit reports for a nationally representative 10% panel of individuals, an estimated 17.8% of individuals in the US had medical debt in collections in June 2020 ...
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