The Fiscal Summit's first afternoon panel focused in the U.S. healthcare system. America spends more per person on healthcare than any other nation. yet when you compare health outcomes, the U.S. is not getting its money's worth. Healthcare costs are the number one driver of long-term debt and a major challenge for businesses, families, and the economy as a whole.
The featured panelists were Harvey Fineberg, MD, president of the Institute of Medicine; Mark McClellan, MD, director of the Brookings Institution's Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform and former administrator of the federal government's Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; and Susan Dentzer, senior policy adviser for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The session was moderated by Julie Rovner, health policy correspondent for National Public Radio.