Quality Care for Less Money: Can Regional Successes Go National?

​On February 15, 2012, the Kaiser Family Foundation hosted a panel discussion of a PBS documentary by T.R. Reid that explores efforts to provide low-cost, quality health care in the US.


The PBS documentary, "US Health Care: The Good News," showcases efficient health care delivery systems that demonstrate it is feasible to provide Americans with first-rate care while still controlling the cost.


The panel discussion, moderated by Kaiser's Jackie Judd, examines the issues raised in the documentary and the challenges, constraints, and potential solutions for achieving affordable, effective health care in the US. Panelists included:

  • T.R. Reid, former Washington Post correspondent
  • Dr. Elliott Fisher, Professor of Medicine and Director for Population Health & Policy, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice
  • Carol Beasley, Director of Strategic Projects, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
  • Dr. Mark McClellan, Director, The Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform, Brookings Institution
  • Sean Cavanaugh, Acting Deputy Director of Programs & Policy, Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation, CMS



Watch the panel discussion video on the Kaiser Family Foundation website

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