15th Annual Symposium of the Journal of Law, Economics & Policy: Health Care Cost, Quality, and Transparency


Event Details

  • Date:
  • Venue: George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School
  • Division: The Henry G. Manne Program on the Law and Economics

The 15th Annual Symposium of the Journal of Law, Economics & Policy was on Health Care Cost, Quality, and Transparency. The symposium was comprised of four panels featuring subject matter experts on such topics as “Health Care Transparency: Price and Quality,” “Regulating Health Care: Licensing v. Medical Malpractice,” “Why do Drugs Cost so Much and What (If Anything) Should We Do About It,” and “The Affordable Care Act and the Future of Health Care Reform.”

The Symposium also featured a lunch keynote from United States Senator, the Honorable William Cassidy (R-Louisiana).


Panel 1: Health Care Transparency: Price and Quality


Panelists:
Ge Bai, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School
Thomas P. Miller, Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
Jean M. Mitchell, Professor, Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy
Jacqueline Pohida, Nurse/Health Policy Researcher

Moderator:
David A. Hyman, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center


Panel 2: Regulating Health Care: Licensing v. Medical Malpractice


Panelists:
David A. Hyman, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
Michael I. Krauss, Professor, George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School
Lorens Helmchen, Associate Professor, George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health
Kandis McClure, Director of Federal Advocacy & Policy, Federation of State Medical Boards

Moderator:
Bridget C.E. Dooling, Research Professor, George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center


Luncheon Keynote Address


Keynote Speaker:
Hon. William Cassidy, Member, U.S. Senate (R-Louisiana)


Panel 3: Why Do Drugs Cost So Much? What (If Anything) Should We Do About It?


Panelists:
David Balto, Founder, Law Offices of David A. Balto
James C. Capretta, Resident Fellow and Milton Friedman Chair, American Enterprise Institute
Randall Lutter, Senior Science and Regulatory Advisor, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Richard Manning, Partner, Bates White LLP
Daniel E. Troy, Attorney, Former Senior Vice President and General Counsel, GlaxoSmithKline

Moderator:
Gregory Conko, Deputy Director, George Mason University Law & Economics Center


Panel 4: The Affordable Care Act and the Future of Health Care Reform


Panelists:
Michael F. Cannon, Director of Health Policy Studies, Cato Institute
Seth J. Chandler, Foundation Professor of Law and Co-Director, Health Law & Policy Institute, University of Houston Law Center
Matthew Fiedler, Fellow, USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative on Health Policy
Ali Moghtaderi, Assistant Research Professor of Clinical Research and Leadership, George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences

Moderator:
W. Thomas Haynes, Founder and CEO, TBP Solutions, LLC