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Webinar – May 9, 2023 – 2:00 PM (EST)

Drivers of Health Care Costs: Hospital Consolidation and Lack of Price Transparency

With health care costs growing at an unsustainable rate, employers, taxpayers, and patients have to pay more for the same quality of care. Hospitals are considered to be a primary driver of rising costs due to the lack of market competition among other factors. Join us to hear from the Roundtable’s senior policy team, a new coalition, Better Solutions for Health Care, that is tackling this issue in Washington, as well as a state-based perspective from National Association for State Health Policy. The panel will discuss the impact of hospital consolidation, anti-competitive practices, and the lack of price transparency on patients and market-based solutions to increase hospital competition and reduce health care costs.

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Alex Schriver

Alex Schriver

Executive Vice President & Head of Public Affairs, Targeted Victory

Alex Schriver is currently Executive Vice President & Head of Public Affairs for Targeted Victory, a full-service communications and marketing agency. He provides integrated solutions for Fortune 500 corporations, coalitions and causes. Schriver has extensive experience in communications, campaigns, and crisis management. He has advised global corporations, government leaders, and corporate executives throughout his career.

Schriver previously served as Chief of Staff for U.S. Representative Bradley Byrne (AL-01). Schriver has been a frequent political commentator, providing analysis for CNN, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, NBC News, C-SPAN & PBS. He has also appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, The Hill, POLITICO, and Roll Call. He was profiled in the 2012 book, “Mission: Adulthood” by New York Times journalist Hannah Seligson. Schriver holds a B.A. in Political Science from Auburn University. He currently resides in Alexandria, VA with his wife and daughter.

Katy Spangler

Katy Spangler

Principal, Spangler Strategies

Katy Spangler of Spangler Strategies brings over 15 years of experience working in Washington, DC to clients seeking assistance navigating Capitol Hill, the White House, and the federal agencies. Spangler Strategies utilizes a deep knowledge of health care policy, successful advocacy, and diverse coalition building to support clients by working on a wide variety of health care issues, including preserving and strengthening employer-provided health coverage and promoting value-based insurance design and value-based payment reform. Katy is Senior Advisor to the American Benefits Council and the Alliance to Fight the 40, a coalition established to protect employer-provided health coverage. Spangler is also Co-Director of the Smarter Health Care Coalition, a diverse group of stakeholders focused on integrating benefit design innovations and consumer engagement within broader delivery system reform in order to better align coverage, quality, and value-based payment goals. Katy also serves on the Advisory Board to The University of Michigan Center for Value-Based Insurance Design. For more…

Maureen Hensley-Quinn

Maureen Hensley-Quinn

Senior Program Director, National Academy for State Health Policy

Maureen-Hensley Quinn, Senior Program Director, at the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) leads the Coverage, Cost, and Value team that focuses on states’ efforts to finance, provide and improve coverage and care through public and publicly subsidized health programs.

Maureen participates in and manages multiple projects that focus on health coverage for children, streamlining eligibility, enrollment and renewal policies and procedures affecting multiple health coverage programs, as well as supporting states’ efforts to implement federal and state health care reforms. In addition to research and analysis of federal and state laws and regulations, Maureen has designed and implemented technical assistance for states that includes state-to-state peer learning activities.

Maureen directs NASHP’s children’s coverage work that supports the nation’s Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) directors to continually improve coverage and care for low- to moderate-income children and pregnant women. For more…

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