State of the State of Health Care: 2007 Overview

In opening remarks at the Massachusetts Medical Society’s eighth annual State of the State of Health Care Leadership Forum on Oct. 18, 2007, MMS President Dale Magee, MD, provides an overview of the status of the sectors of the Massachusetts health care system

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Other speakers included:

  • Robert J. Blendon, ScD, Professor of Health Policy, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard University: "The Massachusetts Health Reform Law: Implications for the National Health Care Debate"
  • Steven A. Schroeder, MD
    Distinguished Professor of Health and Health Care, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco: "Rising Medical Expenditures:  The Achilles Heel of the Massachusetts Health Experiment?"
  • Michael K. Gusmano, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University: "Health as an Investment: A Comparative Perspective"
  • Maggie Mahar, PhD, Author, Money-Driven Medicine: The Real Reason Health Care Costs So Much: "Why “Consumers” Can’t Rein in the Cost of Health Care"

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