Leadership Forum Featuring Steven Brill


The IMA Foundation, in partnership with The Colorado Health Foundation, sponsored a Leadership Forum in Denver, Colorado this morning. Featured guest speaker was Steven Brill, author of Time magazine’s special edition “Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us.”

Mr. Brill spoke for about 45 minutes describing his determined mission to “follow the money” in our health care delivery system. He opined that the current national debate on health care is about WHO SHOULD PAY, not WHY WE PAY SO MUCH.  He said that the market movement towards transparency is a good thing, but not enough. He advised the audience that the great American experiment in free market health care has failed, and a new approach has to be taken – Price Controls and perhaps the expansion of Medicare, which he said, is more efficient that the private payer system.

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