Health care costs are exploding, the ranks of the uninsured are growing, Medicaid is straining taxpayers, and consumers are paying the price. The policy response to these problems has been the same for years: more government programs, more government spending, and more government price controls and cost-shifts. Yet more of the same has brought us . . . more of the same. Is there another way?

The answer is yes. We can empower the health care consumer with choices and challenge the suppliers of health care with competition. Join us for a frank discussion of consumer-driven health care solutions and discuss what the other option in the health care debate could mean to New York.

SPEAKERS

Regina E. Herzlinger, Ph.D., a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, is the Nancy R. McPherson Professor of Business Administration Chair at the Harvard Business School. She is widely recognized for her innovative research in health care, including her early predictions of the unraveling of managed care and the rise of consumer-driven health care and health care focused factories, two terms that she coined.

Scott Gottlieb, M.D., resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, is a former senior policy adviser to the Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and to the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) at the Department of Health and Human Services. At AEI, Dr. Gottlieb researches FDA and CMS regulatory policies, the development of new medical technology, and political and clinical trends in medicine.

 

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Tim Hoefer

Tim Hoefer is president & CEO of the Empire Center for Public Policy.

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