The State of Care: Patient Access & Affordability

Americans continue to rank health care as a top concern, while rising costs chip away at access and affordability. Many acknowledge that the business of health care is dysfunctional and that the patient experience is often missing from the equation. How can vital stakeholders in the health care ecosystem come together to assess value, explore new models for payment and ultimately put patients at the heart of the health care debate?

The Atlantic gathered key perspectives to continue the conversation on what it costs to stay healthy in America today.


The Newseum, 7th Floor
555 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC


Wednesday, May 23, 2018
7:45 AM - 9:45 AM


  • Richard Bankwoitz, M.D., chief medical officer, America's Health Insurance Plans
  • Mark Fendrick, M.D., director, Center For Value-Based Insurance Design; Professor Of Internal Medicine, University Of Michigan
  • Leah McCormick Howard, chief operating officer, National Psoriasis Foundation
  • Scott Gottlieb, commissioner, Food and Drug Administration
  • LaShawn McIver, senior vice president, government affairs & advocacy, American Diabetes Association
  • Jamey Millar, senior vice President, managed markets and government affairs, GlaxoSmithKline
  • Amy M. Miller, Ph.D., president and CEO, Society for Women’s Health Research
  • Steve Miller, senior vice president and chief medical officer, Express Scripts
  • Eleanor Perfetto, senior vice president, strategic initiatives, National Health Council
  • Stephen J. Ubl, president and CEO, PhRMA


  • Steve Clemons, Washington editor at large, The Atlantic
  • Olga Khazan, staff writer, The Atlantic
  • Margaret Low, president, AtlanticLIVE

View the event video below:

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