National Health Care Reform: Strategies for slowing costs growth

Friday, November 8, 2019 | 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Add to Calendar

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.

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

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

Support for this program has been 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.


8:00 a.m. — Breakfast
8:30 a.m. — Conference


Admission is free, but registration is required.


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

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

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

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


Baker Institute for Public Policy, Rice University

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Brenda Laymance