Wednesday, April 24, 2019

UNH School of Law recently co-hosted a discussion of the nation's healthcare system, including federal and state responses and strategies to address cost growth.

U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan was the keynote speaker, discussing federal strategies, health cost hearings before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, legislation to combat “surprise billing,” and the importance of advocacy.  

Listen to UNH School of Law podcast of the event here

The program, "Health Care Costs: Key Federal and State Strategies," also included a panel of health policy experts moderated by Lucy Hodder, Director of Health Law and Policy Programs at UNH. The panel featured Joseph R. Antos, Ph.D., the American Enterprise Institute, Trish Riley, Executive Director of the National Academy for State Health Policy, and John E. McDonough, DrPH, MPA, Harvard T.H.Chan School of Public Health. The panel identified key trends in health cost growth, outlined key causes, discussed strategic solutions at the community, state and federal level, and debated policy options.

Read the Concord Coalition's coverage of the event on their website here.

The event was co-hosted by the Concord Coalition, the Warren Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership and Public Service at UNH School of Law, and Health Law and Policy Programs at UNH Law, Institute for Health Policy and Practice, and was sponsored by the Peter G. Person Foundation. 

  • View the speaker biographies here.
  • View the program agenda here
  • View the program slide deck here

Panel of experts at the event

Expert panel with antos, riley, and mcdonough, moderated by hodder.

senator maggie hassan