Last fall I posted slides for my talk on the challenges presented by our health care system. In preparation for giving it tonight in my community and twice more at the University of Chicago and MIT, I’ve updated the slides. In particular, I’ve inserted a bunch on market power-related issues. Go ahead, steal them, and put them to good use:
Click here for PDF version of slides
Click here for Power Point version of slides
You cannot tell from the slides what I will say. The Power Point document does have embedded notes, mostly taken from blog posts. Another way to get some additional info on some of what I’d say — or just more background — is to read those posts and/or related papers. Some are listed with links below. Unless indicated otherwise, I’m the author. The list is roughly in the order in which relevant slides appear in the talk.
- Health care and the federal budget: some graphs, 8/30/10.
- Another look at the train wreck, 9/18/10.
- The most recent CBO federal revenue and spending projections, 9/23/10.
- Doing CBO’s job, 9/24/10 [better graphs than the prior post, but lacking commentary].
- Demography is not destiny, 10/4/10.
- Budget projection with debt interest, 3/7/11.
- What makes the US health care system so expensive – Conclusion, 10/1/10, by Aaron Carroll.
- The blame du jour, 9/10/10, by Aaron Carroll.
- Health outcomes report cards, by country, 9/16/10.
- How do we rate the quality of the US health care system — Conclusion, 10/29/10, by Aaron Carroll.
- Information asymmetry, 12/15/10.
- Financial risk sharing, 12/13/10.
- Hospital payment systems, 11/18/10.
- How well does Medicare’s physician fee schedule work?, 3/8/11.
- The future of health care costs: hospital-insurer balance of power [pdf], 11/10.
- Hospitals are employing more physicians: what it means for the rest of us, 4/4/11
- Hospital cost shifting, 1/24/11.
- A little bit about the RAND health insurance experiment, 9/13/10.
- A little bit more about the RAND health insurance experiment, 9/15/10.