Summit on Health Care Costs in America

All materials can be found in full at the links provided.

Keynote 1: Where Does the Money Go?

“Federal Subsidies for Health Insurance Coverage for People Under Age 65: 2018 to 2028.” Congressional Budget Office. May 2018. Available at

“Health Care Cost and Utilization Report.” Health Care Cost Institute. January 2018. Available at

“National Health Expenditure Projections, 2017-26: Despite Uncertainty, Fundamentals Primarily Drive Spending Growth.” Cuckler, G., Sisko, A., Poisal, J., Keehan, S., Smith, S., Madison, A., Wolfe, C., and Hardesty, J. Health Affairs. March 2018. Available at

“The Budget and Economic Outlook: 2018 to 2028.” Congressional Budget Office. April 2018. Available at


Panel 1: Are We Spending on the Right Things?

“An ROI Worth More Consideration: Population Health as a Path to Economic Development.” Becker, S. The ReThinkers’ Blog. ReThink Health. March 24, 2017.

“Glucose Self-Monitoring in Non-Insulin-Treated Patients with Type 2 Diabetes in Primary Care Settings.” Young, L., Buse, J., Weaver, M., Vu, M., Mitchell, M., Blakeny, T., Grimm, K., Rees, J., Niblock, F., and Donahue, K. JAMA. July 2017. Available at

“Health Care Spending in the United States and Other High-Income Countries.” Papanicolas, I., Woskie, L., and Jha, A. JAMA. March 13, 2018. Available at

“Medical Mystery: Something Happened to U.S. Health Spending After 1980.” Frakt, A. The New York Times: The Upshot. May 14, 2018. Available at

“Standardizing the Measurement of Commercial Health Plan Primary Care Spending.” Bailit, M., Friedberg, M., and Houy, M. Report. Milbank Memorial Fund. July 25, 2017. Available at

“State Models for Health Care Cost Measurement: A Policy and Operational Framework.” Block, R. Report. Milbank Memorial Fund. April 8, 2015. Available at

“The Concentration and Persistence of Health Care Spending.” Miller, T. Regulation. The Cato Institute. Winter 2017-2018. Available at

“The Price Ain’t Right? Hospital Prices and Health Spending on the Privately Insured.” Cooper, Z., Craig, S., Gaynor, M., and Van Reenan, J. Health Care Pricing Project. May 7, 2018. Available at


Panel 2: What Do Consumers Really Want?

“A New Window on the Evolving Health Care System and Medical Pricing.” Gelburd, R. AcademyHealth. April 17, 2018. Available at

“Consumer-Oriented Approaches to Cost Containment.” Ginsburg, P. JAMA Internal Medicine. September 2016. Available at

“Data Note: Americans’ Challenges with Health Care Costs.” DiJulio, B., Kirzinger, A., Wu, B., and Brodie, M. Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. March 2, 2017. Available at

“Driving Innovation in the Health Care Marketplace: A CEO Report.” Business Roundtable. September 2014. Available at

“The Decline of Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance.” Blumenthal, D. To the Point. The Commonwealth Fund. December 5, 2017. Available at

“The Value of Employer-Provided Coverage.” America’s Health Insurance Plan. February 6, 2018. Available at


Keynote 2: What Are Some Emerging Trends and Disrupters?

“A Startup Promised to Make Health Care ‘Refreshingly Simple.’ Building the Business Has Been Anything But.” Robbins, R. STAT. April 26, 2018. Available at

“Company Thinks it has Answer for Lower Health Costs: Customer Service.” Sanger-Katz, M. The New York Times: The Upshot. March 27, 2015. Available at

“New Marketplace Survey: The Sources of Health Care Innovation.” Dafny, L. and Mohta, N. NEJM Catalyst. February 16, 2017. Available at

“The Future of U.S. Health Care is Bright—Just Don’t Count on Washington to Fix it.” Emanuel, Z. and Lamont, A. CNBC. February 4, 2018. Available at

“The Paradox of Size: How Small, Independent Practices Can Thrive in Value-Based Care.” Mostashari, F. Annals of Family Medicine. January/February 2016. Available at


Panel 3: What Are Feasible Policy Goals?

“Health Care Reform: Why State Officials Should Take the Lead.” Moffit, R. Lecture. The Heritage Foundation. December 7, 2017. Available at

“Medicare Extra for All.” Center for American Progress. February 22, 2018. Available at

“Preserving the Bipartisan Commitment to Health Care Delivery System Reform.” Rivlin, A. and Burke, S. Health Affairs Blog. May 18, 2017. Available at

“The Future of Health Policy is More Past-Life Regressions.” Miller, T. American Enterprise Institute. April 27, 2017. Available at

“The Healthy America Program: Building on the Best of Medicare and the Affordable Care Act.” Blumberg, L., Holahan, J., and Zuckerman, S. Research Report. Urban Institute. May 14, 2018. Available at

“The Political Landscape for Health Care Policy.” Holtz-Eakin, D. Insight. American Action Forum. March 12, 2018. Available at