The High Price of Lowering Health Costs for 150 Million Americans

Employers are clashing with hospitals, insurers and even their own workers over high health care prices. We meet some of the businesses, unions and advocates on the frontlines of this battle that could determine the fate of employer-based insurance.

Listener warning: This episode does contain sensitive language


Guests:

Marilyn Bartlett, CPA, CMA, CFM, Senior Policy Fellow, National Academy for State Health Policy, and former administrator of Montana state employee health plan

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

Will Haynes, 32BJ union member

Elizabeth Mitchell, CEO, Purchaser Business Group on Health

Sara Rothstein, Director, 32BJ Health Fund

Gloria Sachdev, PharmD, President and CEO, Employers’ Forum of Indiana

Rep. Donna Schaibley, Indiana House of Representatives

Candace Shaffer, Senior Director of Benefits, Purdue University

Bob Smith, MBA, Executive Director, Colorado Business Group on Health


You can find more of our research online: https://tradeoffs.org/2021/02/18/the-high-price-of-lowering-health-costs


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