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Apr 22

Consumer Driven Health Care

Location: Russell Senate Office Building, Room 188

Employers and providers are exploring a new path: putting consumers, not insurers, in charge of how their health care dollars are spent, a change that promises upheaval to the health care system according to Regina Herzlinger, Nancy R. McPherson Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School, in Consumer-Driven Health Care: Implications for Providers, Payers, and Policymakers.

Our current health care sector has virtually no competition - consumers are typically limited to only one health insurance plan and providers are restricted to the prices that insurers set for them. Professor Herzlinger documents how the consumer-driven health care movement is being implemented and its impact on insurers, providers, new intermediaries, and governments. With additional contributions by health care's leading strategists, innovators, regulators and scholars, Consumer-Driven Health Care presents a compelling vision of a health care system built to satisfy the people it serves.

More information on Consumer-Driven Health Care is available online at
www.manhattan-institute.org/consumerdrivenhealthcare.

More About the Speakers

The Honorable Robert Bennett, (R-UT)
United States Senate

Regina E. Herzlinger, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute, and
Nancy R. McPherson Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
Editor of Consumer-Driven Health Care: Implications for Providers, Payers and Policy Makers (Jossey-Bass, April 2004)

Robert Moffit, Ph.D.
Director for Health Policy Studies,
The Heritage Foundation

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