2017 Healthcare Cost and Quality Conference

The Hub's Getting to Healthcare Value: Focusing the Policy Debate on Lower Costs and Better Quality conference featured advocate leaders and national experts with an interest in lowering healthcare costs and increasing quality. The conference was held at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans on Nov. 6-8, 2017. Below are speaker slides and other resources from the conference.


Monday, Nov. 6, 2017


“Name that State” game show and opening dinner


Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017


Welcome and Opening Remarks


Looking Back: A Year of ACA Defense, but also State Gains


Drug Costs: Recent State Victories and Potential Strategies

  • Bobbette Bond, Unite HERE Health (NV) (Slides)
  • Vincent DeMarco, Maryland Citizens' Health Initiative
  • Rebekah Gee, secretary, Louisiana Department of Health
  • Jill Zorn, Universal Health Care Foundation (CT)

Medicaid and Healthcare Value: How Advocates Can Help Set the Agenda


Healthcare Value in Rural Areas: Unique Challenges and Opportunities



The Call for Single Payer: What is Our Answer?


Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017


A State-Based Oversight Entity: A Must-Have to Increase Healthcare Value?



Tapping the Outrage: Leveraging Consumer Concern about Costs to Push for Policy Changes

Revisiting Our Commonalities: What Are Our Next Steps?