Issues in Focus: Rising Costs of Health Care

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May 24, 2011


6:00 p.m. – Registration
6:30 p.m. – Program


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Rising health care costs are a significant problem facing individuals, companies, and governments. As budget deficits loom at the state and federal level, how can the federal government expand insurance coverage while keeping costs down? How can the U.S. health care system become more affordable and improve its delivery of care to patients? Why is American health care so expensive, and what can we do about it?

About the Speaker

Arthur Kellermann is vice president and director of RAND Health and holds the Paul O'Neill Alcoa Chair in Policy Analysis at the RAND Corporation. A clinician and researcher, he practiced and taught emergency medicine for more than 25 years in public teaching hospitals in Seattle, Memphis, and Atlanta. As a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow in 2006–07, he worked for the professional staff of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, U.S. House of Representatives.

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