The Galen Institute and the International Policy Network co-hosted an event on Thursday, June 14, on "Is There a Role for Markets in Health Care?" Is there a way to use the dynamic, global marketplace to advance common international goals of making health care more affordable and more accessible? Dr. Mark McClellan and a lively panel of experts from the U.S. and abroad explored whether or not there is a role for markets in achieving these goals. Dr. McClellan shared his expertise as the former director of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Food and Drug Administration and gave us his views about the role of markets in a 21st century health care economy. Experts from Europe, Canada, and the U.S. described their own perspectives and experiences with different health systems where market forces are encouraged or discouraged to offer their insights on this important question.
- Click here for the program agenda.
- Click here for summaries of remarks by the international panelists.