Hidden Costs Of Healthcare

Nov 15, 2019 Download .ics

Washington D.C. | The National Press Club

Increased financialization is driving healthcare costs and must be addressed in our nation's public policy.

Recent research sponsored by the Institute for New Economic Thinking has drawn attention to important factors for rising healthcare costs that have thus far received only cursory public attention, including:

  • Stock buybacks and financialization in the business models of major pharmaceutical companies and their relation to innovation;
  • Patents, market exclusivity, and the commercialization of government-funded research;
  • Drug prices and promotion practices;
  • The influence of private equity firms in driving up prices in segments of medical care, especially hospital charges, and surprise billing of patients.

This is a special 2-hour event moderated by Steve Clemons of The Hill. Leading researchers, Eileen Appelbaum and Rosemary Batt as well as William Lazonick and Öner Tulum, will present their findings on these topics that will allow reporters, analysts, and the general public to engage in an active discussion.

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Event location

The National Press Club
529 14th Street Northwest
Washington D.C.


Meet the leaders and scholars whose new thinking guides our work. View all speakers

  • Steve Clemons

    Editor-at-Large, The Hill

  • Eileen Appelbaum

    Co-Director, Center for Economic and Policy Research

  • Rosemary Batt

    Alice Hanson Cook Professor of Women and Work, ILR School, Cornell University

  • William Lazonick

    Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts Lowell

    President, The Academic-Industry Research Network

  • Öner Tulum

    Postdoctoral Research Associate, SOAS University of London

    Senior Researcher, The Academic-Industry Research Network (theAIRnet)