Lessons for U.S. Health Reform: Ideas from Health Care around the World

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Lessons for U.S. Health Reform: Ideas from Health Care around the World

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What can the U.S. learn from other health systems? Health economics and policy research in the U.S. has been primarily focused either on the details of the U.S. health care system or occasionally on systems in other countries at an aggregate level. Our belief, however, is that more detailed studies of health care in many nations outside of the U.S., particularly those in Europe, can offer valuable lessons for potential U.S. health policy reforms.

As part of UC Berkeley's public mission, we will be bringing together scholars to discuss lessons and ideas from other countries and how those might be related to U.S. health care reform.

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9:00 AM - 9:15 AM PDT Introduction

Jon Kolstad, UC Berkeley

9:15 AM - 10:05 AM PDT National Health Systems

UK: Carol Propper, Imperial College London

Taiwan: Tsung-Mei Cheng, Princeton University

Germany: Sebastian Bauhoff, Harvard University

Moderator: Paul Gertler, UC Berkeley

10:05 AM - 10:20 AM PDT Break

10:20 AM - 11:10 AM PDT Regulation and Innovation

Medical Devices: Matt Grennan, University of Pennsylvania

Drugs: Amitabh Chandra, Harvard University

Organization: Fiona Scott Morton, Yale SOM

Moderator: Ziad Obermeyer, UC Berkeley

11:10 AM - 11:25 AM PDT Break

11:25 AM - 12:15 PM PDT Translating to Biden Health Policy

Jon Gruber, MIT

Jon Kolstad, UC Berkeley

Leemore Dafny, Harvard Business School

Moderator: Ben Handel, UC Berkeley

12:15 PM - 12:30 PM PDT Closing Remarks

Ben Handel, UC Berkeley

If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting/CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.) to fully participate in this event, please contact us at gilbertcenter@berkeley.edu with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7-10 days in advance of the event.

This conference was made possible by the sponsors of www.WorldHealthSystemFacts.org.

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