The Impact of Rising Health Care Costs on Economic Well-Being

Summary

How do our national health care policies affect Americans’ economic well-being? Please join the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and a bi-partisan group of health policy experts to discuss how existing health care policies affect earnings, labor force participation, economic growth and other measures of economic well-being. 

Panels of academic and policy experts will discuss:

Oct 11, 2016
8:30am12:00pm

Event Speakers

William Beach

Vice President for Policy Research

Charles Blahous

J. Fish and Lillian F. Smith Chair

Mark J. Warshawsky

Former Senior Research Fellow

Jared Bernstien

Senior Fellow, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Richard Burkhauser

Sarah Gibson Blanding Professor of Policy Analysis, Cornell University

James C. Capretta

Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute

Judith Feder

Professor of Public Policy, Georgetown University

Matt Fiedler

Chief Economist, Council of Economic Advisers

Jason Furman

Chairman, Council of Economic Advisers

Douglas Holtz-Eakin

President, American Action Forum

Robert J. Samuelson

Columnist, "The Washington Post"

Event Video

How do our national health care policies affect Americans’ economic well-being? Please join the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and a bi-partisan group of health policy experts to discuss how existing health care policies affect earnings, labor force participation, economic growth and other measures of economic well-being. 

Panels of academic and policy experts will discuss:

  • The effects of health care policy on earnings and economic growth
  • The link between rising health care costs and measured income inequality in America
  • Options to mitigate the economically adverse effects of specific health policies, as well as the much larger task of slowing the overall growth of health care costs