The Congressional Budget Office reports that the health care cost crisis now threatens the U.S. economy. Whether through market forces or government intervention, wrenching changes are ahead for health care. These changes will be promising for some local companies and painful to many; none will go untouched. An understanding of the issues is important for every business leader.
The Executive MBA Program at UW's Foster School of Business has partnered with Premera Blue Cross to offer a day of insights. WPC's Center for Health Care is pleased to co-present this discussion.
Regionally and nationally recognized leaders will address:
- What our dysfunctional health care market portends for the state and national economy
- Chief threats and economic forces facing hospitals, physicians, payers, pharma and device makers
- How cost-reducing innovation can avoid government price controls and rationing
- Ways to equip and reward consumers to make meaningful economic trade-offs that drive health care system transformation
- How to reconcile conflicting objectives to create a sustainable system and economy
- The imperative of consumer reform in Medicare
- The view from Mainstreet business
- Employers' central role in demanding consumer rewards, information and accountability