Mark Pauly - "The Uncertain Future of Paying for Medical Care"
Based on current trends, the feasibility of continuing to spend on health care as we have in the past is being called into question, particularly for the tax financed public programs. The problem stems from the middle class and above wanting to consume health care as if it was a luxury good but not having to pay for the resulting costs. Both public and private insurance programs will have to be changed in fundamental ways to deal with this problem. Wharton School's Mark Pauly will discuss what potential options there are to address this dilemma.
Mark V. Pauly is currently the Bendheim Professor in the Department of Health Care Management, Professor of Health Care Management, and Business and Public Policy at The Wharton School. He is Co-Director of the Roy and Diana Vagelos Life Sciences and Management Program and Professor of Economics in the University of Pennsylvania's School of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Pauly is a former commissioner on the Physician Payment Review Commission and an active member of the Institute of Medicine. One of the nation's leading health economists, Dr. Pauly has made significant contributions to the fields of medical economics and health insurance.
[Mark Pauly presenting on health care reform at the James Baker Institute for Public Policy]
[Last year's interview with the Washington Post concerning the individual mandate]
[Last year's "Health Employment, Medical Spending, and Long-term Health Reform," by Dr. Pauly and Anand Saxena]
The luncheon will begin at 12pm on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 in the Hourglass Room of the University Club.
Cost and University Club details.