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You are invited to join Health Affairs and the National Pharmaceutical Council on Wednesday, September 11, in Washington, DC, for an important event, “Health Spending: Moving From Theory to Action.”

Eighteen months ago, Health Affairs teamed with the National Pharmaceutical Council and Anthem, Inc., to launch a multi-year project to promote an evidence-based conversation about health spending. The project explores questions involving the level and growth rate of health spending, the distribution of spending, efforts to improve the value of care, and analysis of options for constraining health care costs. The project has produced content in the journal and the blog and includes creation of the Health Affairs Council on Health Care Spending and Value.

To continue the conversation begun at last year’s standing-room-only launch event and build upon the related work described above, Health Affairs and the National Pharmaceutical Council are hosting a forum that will address:

  • the pressures presented by soaring health costs on individuals, employers, and government
  • strategies among payers and others to promote cost effective care
  • efforts currently underway to bring costs under control

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Mandy Cohen, Secretary, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
  • Patrick Conway, President and CEO, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Robert W. Dubois, Executive Vice President and Chief Science Officer, National Pharmaceutical Council
  • Christopher F. Koller, President, Milbank Memorial Fund
  • Reed Tuckson, Managing Director. Tuckson Health Connections, LLC
  • Alan Weil, Editor-in-Chief, Health Affairs
  • Others TBA

Plan to join us on September 11 at the National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC (Metro Center Metro), by registering online today!