Is the Grass Really Greener? A Look at International Health Care Systems

Capitol Hill Briefing
May 5, 2008 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM EDT

B-339 Rayburn House Office Building

Featuring Michael Tanner, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute, Regina Herzlinger, Nancy R. McPherson Professor of Business Administration Chair, Harvard Business School, and Hugh Waters, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

While many sing the praises of national health care in other countries, a closer look shows that nearly every system is struggling with problems of rising cost and lack of access to care. Still, as the United States looks to reform its health care system, are there lessons that we can learn from other countries? What do national health care systems do well? What are their problems? Please join our panelists to examine how the United States can learn from other countries’ health care experiences and avoid their mistakes.