The Price of Power: Confronting the Hospital Affordability Crisis - Home

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Our third annual conference will be our most energizing and compelling yet—exploring the anticompetitive power dynamics that keep hospital prices unsustainably high and rising, while giving employers, unions, and individuals no choice but to pay them. The event will highlight the urgency behind the problem of increasing hospital prices; share experiences from an ever-growing community of employers, unions, and groups who care about this issue; and present attainable steps for policymakers and purchasers to drive prices down.

 

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Date
September 19, 2024
Time
8:00am - 3:00pm
Location

Metropolitan Pavilion

125 West 18th Street

New York, NY 10011

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Times are subject to change.

8:00 AM EDT Thursday, September 19

9:00 AM EDT Thursday, September 19

Opening Remarks

15 minutes
Manny Pastreich
Manny Pastreich
President
SEIU 32BJ
Manny Pastreich
Manny Pastreich
President
SEIU 32BJ
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9:30 AM EDT Thursday, September 19

Opening Keynote

45 minutes
Zack Cooper
Zack Cooper
Associate Professor, Public Health and Associate Professor of Economics & Director, Health Policy
Yale University
Zack Cooper
Zack Cooper
Associate Professor, Public Health and Associate Professor of Economics & Director, Health Policy
Yale University
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10:45 AM EDT Thursday, September 19

Morning Panel: Reining in the Giants–Policies for Fair Prices and Better Markets

1 hour, 15 minutes

With contributions from healthcare economists, patient advocates, and state policymakers, the morning panel will focus on the case for state-level site-neutral payment policies to counter the market consolidation driving high prices.

Misha Sharp (Moderator)
Misha Sharp (Moderator)
Assistant Director of Policy
32BJ Health Fund
Sophia Tripoli
Sophia Tripoli
Senior Director of Health Policy
Families USA
Erin C. Fuse Brown
Erin C. Fuse Brown
Professor of Health Services, Policy & Practice
Brown University School of Public Health

With contributions from healthcare economists, patient advocates, and state policymakers, the morning panel will focus on the case for state-level site-neutral payment policies to counter the market consolidation driving high prices.

Misha Sharp (Moderator)
Misha Sharp (Moderator)
Assistant Director of Policy
32BJ Health Fund
Sophia Tripoli
Sophia Tripoli
Senior Director of Health Policy
Families USA
Erin C. Fuse Brown
Erin C. Fuse Brown
Professor of Health Services, Policy & Practice
Brown University School of Public Health
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12:15 PM EDT Thursday, September 19

1:45 PM EDT Thursday, September 19

Afternoon Panel: The Labor and Employer Imperative for Affordable Healthcare

1 hour, 15 minutes

The afternoon panel will highlight the urgent context and narratives from organizations that have faced the consequences of high hospital prices. Panelists will showcase real-world impacts and the joint role of employers and labor in challenging the status quo through coalition-building and active purchasing.

Claire Brockbank (Moderator)
Claire Brockbank (Moderator)
Director of Policy & Strategy
32BJ Health Fund
Shawn Gremminger
Shawn Gremminger
President & CEO
National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions
Rosa Novo
Rosa Novo
Administrative Benefits Director
Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Peter V. Lee
Peter V. Lee
Senior Scholar and Consultant
Clinical Excellence Research Center (CERC) at Stanford University and California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS)

The afternoon panel will highlight the urgent context and narratives from organizations that have faced the consequences of high hospital prices. Panelists will showcase real-world impacts and the joint role of employers and labor in challenging the status quo through coalition-building and active purchasing.

Claire Brockbank (Moderator)
Claire Brockbank (Moderator)
Director of Policy & Strategy
32BJ Health Fund
Shawn Gremminger
Shawn Gremminger
President & CEO
National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions
Rosa Novo
Rosa Novo
Administrative Benefits Director
Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Peter V. Lee
Peter V. Lee
Senior Scholar and Consultant
Clinical Excellence Research Center (CERC) at Stanford University and California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS)
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3:00 PM EDT Thursday, September 19

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