Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Watch: Opportunities for Lowering Health Care Costs

Nov 21, 2019 | Health Care

On November 21, we hosted a major event on reducing health care costs for families, businesses, and the federal government. The event featured two panels of experts – the first focusing on recent proposals to address high prescription drug prices, end surprise medical billing, and reform Medicare provider payments, and the second discussing new opportunities and ideas to slow health care cost growth economy-wide.

Our event was keynoted by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR), and HELP and Finance Committee member Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH). You can watch the full event below.

Introductory Remarks:

  • Maya MacGuineas, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Opening Keynote Speakers:

  • Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Senate Finance Committee
  • Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR), Senate Finance Committee

Panel Introductions:

  • Marc Goldwein, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Panel #1: Current Proposals to Lower Health Care Costs:

  • Sarah Kliff, The New York Times (Moderator)
  • Tara O’Neill Hayes, American Action Forum
  • Mark Miller, Arnold Ventures
  • Loren Adler, USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy
  • Gregory D’Angelo, White House Office of Management and Budget

Panel #2: New Ideas for Cost Containment:

  • Timothy Lash, West Health Policy Center (Moderator)
  • Holly Harvey, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget
  • Michael Chernew, Harvard Medical School
  • Niall Brennan, Health Care Cost Institute
  • Chapin White, RAND Corporation

Closing Keynote Speaker:

  • Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Senate Finance Committee and Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee