Stuart Altman, P.h.D., Sol C. Chaikin Professor of National Health Policy at The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University, will discuss how healthcare policy may evolve under the new administration, and how the shifting landscape may affect employer-based health plans:
*COVID-19's impact on healthcare spending
*Potential effects of unemployment on employer-based coverage
*What's driving healthcare spending
*How 2012 Massachusetts legislation has helped rein in costs
*Areas of concern
*Cost control initiatives in other states
Dr. Stuart Altman is an economist with five decades of experience working closely with issues of federal and state health policy within government, the private sector, and academia. He has served on multiple federal and state government healthcare advisory boards including as an advisor to five U.S. presidential administrations. In January 2016 Governor Charles D. Baker re-appointed Dr. Altman to chair the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission as part of the state’s attempt to moderate the growth in healthcare spending. Dr. Altman is a published author of numerous books and journal articles and has been recognized as a leader in healthcare by Health Affairs and Modern Healthcare. He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in economics from UCLA.