In the U.S., health care is big business—accounting for nearly one-fifth of the overall economy. And federal health policies often move financial markets. Understanding emerging health care market trends and their implications can provide critical context for federal policymakers.
At the 22nd annual Wall Street Comes to Washington Roundtable, Wall Street analysts—guided by health policy expert and economist Paul Ginsburg, Ph.D., director of the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy—will discuss what the latest market developments mean for national health policy and how the political climate can affect the outlook for health care companies, including health plans, physician organizations and hospitals.
Panelists will discuss broad trends shaping the health care system, including an assessment of the impact of the Trump administration’s policies on health care markets, the outlook for 2018 open enrollment in the health insurance marketplaces; regulation of insurance markets; provider payment reform and the push for value-based payment; integrating care delivery; underlying health care spending and insurance premium trends; new drug discoveries, drug pricing hospital consolidation and pricing; hospital-physician relations; the outlook for Medicare and Medicaid managed care; and other issues.
A continental breakfast will be available at 8:30 a.m., and the event will start at 9 a.m.