The Economic Consequences of Health Care Reform
Becker Friedman Institute
May 22, 2017: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
The Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics invites Chicago Booth alumni to a panel moderated by Kevin Murphy exploring the economic impact of health care reform.
Joseph Regenstein Library
1100 E 57th Street
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM: Reception
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Panel and Q & A
Spending on healthcare in the United States has been growing faster than the economy itself, even while the share of the population without health care was increasing. The 2010 Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare) was intended to reverse these trends but has had economic side effects.
The ACA and ongoing attempts at health care reform involve a complex mix of subsidies, incentives, regulations, and taxes. This, in turn, affects insurance markets, labor costs, employment trends, and other economic variables.
In this panel, three experts will share their views on how health care reform affects the federal budget and how the forces it sets in motion ripple through the economy
Deputy Assistant Director, Congressional Budget Office
Jessica Banthin has played a leading role in assessing the costs of health care reform.
Lee and Brena Freeman Professor, University of Chicago Law School
Anup Malani, JD'00; PhD'93, is also a Professor at the Pritzker School of Medicine. He studies the value of medical innovation and health care insurance.
Professor of Economics, University of Chicago Department of Economics
Casey Mulligan, PhD'93 (Economics) has documented positive and negative impacts of the Affordable Care Act.
George Pratt Shultz Professor of Economics, University of Chicago Department of Economics and Chicago Booth
Kevin Murphy, PhD'86 (Economics), studies the economic value of improvements in health and longevity, as well as the economics of growth and development, inequality, unemployment, and relative wages.