Health Care Market Transforms Without Help From Congress

NCPA, AMA, U.S. Chamber of Commerce & Galen Inst. to Highlight Market-Driven Changes in Health Care

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 28, 2001) – Driven by advances in technology, increased access to health information and new thinking about how to control costs and manage benefits packages, the private sector health market is transforming the way it does business.

On Monday, June 4, the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) will join forces with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the American Medical Association (AMA) and the Galen Institute to host a conference on the growing transformations within the health care business market. Topics to be discussed include:

  • New thinking among employers about managing health benefits to control costs while ensuring quality care for their employees
  • The impact of the information revolution on health care delivery and financing.
  • The potential next generation of medical miracles.
  • The opportunities and challenges of the increasingly consumer-driven health market, including how to deal with adverse selection, and how to structure risk pools to maximize choice and efficiency.
  • The prospects of Congressional action on a variety of health policy initiatives, such as tax credits for the uninsured, allowing tax deductions for individual health premiums, Medical Savings Account expansion, allowing rollovers for Flexible Spending Accounts, etc.

WHO: National Center For Policy Analysis U.S. Chamber Of Commerce American Medical Association Galen Institute

WHAT: Conference On Market-Driven Health Reforms

WHEN: Monday, June 4, 2001 8:30 AM TO 4:30 PM ET (Registration and breakfast start at 8:00 am)

WHERE: U.S. Chamber Of Commerce 1615 H Street, N.W. Washington, D.C.