Council on Health Care Economics and Policy

Princeton Conference XXII (2015)

Challenges Facing the U.S. Health Care System
May 12-14, 2015


Speaker Biographies

Conference Report


Opening Dinner Session: Resolved That Consumer-Directed Health Care Has Been a Cruel Hoax

Uwe Reinhardt, PhD, James Madison Professor of Political Economy, Professor Economics and Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University

Session I: The Impact of Consolidation in the Health Care Delivery and Financing Systems

Session II: How Do We Get a Health Care Workforce for the 21ST Century?

Sandy Schwartz, MD, Leon Hess Professor in Internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Gail Wilensky, PhD, Economist and Senior Fellow, Project HOPE

Susan Reinhard, RN, PhD, FAAN, Senior Vice President & Director, Public Policy Institute, AARP

Linda E. Fishman, Senior Vice President, Public Policy Analysis and Development, American Hospital Association

Supporting Materials:

The Outlook for Reforming Payments to Graduate Medical Education

Reforming the Financing and Governance of GME

The Economics of Graduate Medical Education 

Will We Have Enough Physicians? One of Life's "Unanswerable" Questions

Session III: The Specialty Pharmaceuticals Marketplace: Is Price Inelasticity Sustainable?

Kevin Schulman, MD, MBA, Professor of Medicine and Gregory Mario and Jeremy Mario Professor of Business Administration Associate Director, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University

Justin Klein, MD, JD, Partner, New Enterprise Associates

Richard Evans, DVM, MPPM, Head of Healthcare Practice, SSR LLC

Sean Tunis, MD, MSc, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Center for Medical Technology and Policy

Julie Stoss, JD, Vice President, Government Relations, Kaiser Permanente

Supporting Materials:

The Impact of Specialty Pharmaceuticals As Drivers of Health Care Costs

Session IV: The Private Insurance Market

Murray Ross, PhD, Vice President and Director, Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy

Carmella Bocchino, RN, MBA, Executive Vice President,America’s Health Insurance Plans                      

Michael Chernew, PhD, Leonard D. Schaeffer Professor of Health Care Policy, Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School

Stuart Levine, MD, MHA, Vice President, Chief Innovation & Clinical Care, Blue Shield of California

Session V: The Major Issues Affecting Medicare Going Forward

Session VI: Telling True Stories That Matter

Wendy Everett, ScD, Chief Executive Officer, NEHI (Network for Excellence in Health Innovation)

Lee Gutkind, Founder and Editor, Creative Nonfiction & Distinguished Writer in Residence, Consortium for Science Policy and Outcomes, Arizona State University

Alan Weil, JD, MPP, Editor-in-Chief, Health Affairs

Report from CMS Office of the Actuary

Update on the Latest Trends in Health Care Spending

Session VII: Quality: Has the Health Care System Made Sufficient Progress?

Session VIII: The Political Scene

Chip Kahn, President and Chief Executive Officer, Federation of American Hospitals

Jay Khosla, JD, MHA, Policy Director, Senate Finance Committee

Amy Hall, Staff Director, Subcommittee on Minority Health, Ways and Means Committee

Bill Gradison, PhD, MBA, Commissioner, Medicare Payment Advisory Commission

Stuart Butler, PhD, Senior Fellow, Economic Studies, Brookings Institution