Health Care Council

Date: August 3, 2012Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Location:  Show map L.A. Area Chamber of Commerce
350 South Bixel
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Contact: Shannon CooperPhone: 213-580-7565Email: scooper@lachamber.com
Join us for a meeting of the Health Care Council. 
Rising Health Care Costs and the Affordable Care Act

Friday, August 3
9 - 10:30 a.m.



L.A. Area Chamber

350 S. Bixel St.
Los Angeles, CA 90017

The recent Supreme Court decision to uphold most of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) - including the individual mandate that all Americans purchase health insurance or pay a financial penalty - is arguably the most significant health care related legal ruling in U.S. history.

There is a much more challenging aspect of health care reform that has not yet been addressed. Our nation must take decisive action to address the steadily rising costs of health care. RAND's Dr. Art Kellermann will offer practical options for reducing health care costs without sacrificing the quality of care Americans need and deserve. How we solve this challenge will have tremendous implications for American business, the federal budget deficit and the economic future of California. 
The Health Care Council advocates for policies that ensure responsible health care reform implementation, strengthen our County's health care safety net and promote healthier lifestyles. 

Special Guest:


Dr. Arthur Kellermann

Paul O'Neill Alcoa Chair in Policy Analysis
RAND Corporation

The U.S. spends far more money on health care, in absolute terms and as a percentage of GDP, than any of our global competitors, and the share of the economy claimed by health care grows every year.

In the past decade alone, U.S. spending on health care doubled, from $1.3 trillion to $2.6 trillion and it is expected to reach $4.6 trillion in 2020. 
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For more information, contact Shannon Cooper, 213.580.7565.