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Annual Health Care Cost Trends Hearing

Information on past hearings is located below

The annual health care cost trends hearing is a public event at which elected officials, policymakers, researchers, and health care market participants convene to address challenges and discuss opportunities for improving care and reducing costs in the Commonwealth. The prominent, two-day hearing features live testimony from top health care executives, industry leaders, and government officials. Questions are posed from Massachusetts and national health care experts about the state’s performance under the Health Care Cost Growth Benchmark, the drivers of health care costs, and other health care reform efforts.

2020 Cost Trends Hearing: COVID-19 and the Massachusetts Health Care System – Assessing Impact, Advancing Equity

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 / 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

The 2020 Cost Trends Hearing will feature two panels comprised of health care stakeholders and policymakers engaged in discussion with the HPC's 11-member Board of Commissioners.

We are thrilled to announce that this year’s hearing will feature Dr. David R. Williams as the keynote speaker. Dr. Williams is an internationally recognized social scientist focused on social influences of health and professor at Harvard University. He is the Florence Sprague Norman and Laura Smart Norman Professor of Public Health, Chair of the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and a Professor of African and African American Studies and Sociology at Harvard University. 

Register for the 2020 Virtual Cost Trends Hearing

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