The panel will address how health inequity costs average Americans–and how much. How does health inequity affect a middle-class family? How does health equity connect to the priorities of people concerned about inflation, jobs, the economy, crime, or individual freedoms?
“Health Inequity is America’s Chronic Condition. It requires upstream action and investments.”
- According to The US Healthcare Can’t Afford Health Inequities, “Health inequities could cost the average American at least $3,000 annually, up from today’s cost of $1,000 per year.” How does health inequity cost the average person money? What trends and forces are driving the cost higher?
- Do average Americans pay these costs? In what form?
- How might the average American recognize the impact of excess healthcare costs from inequity on their household?
- Do these costs affect community prosperity? Residents’ quality of life? Household budgets?
- Do the billions in excess healthcare costs caused by inequity affect the job market? Workers’ pay? American employers’ competitiveness?
- How does health inequity affect state budgets (Medicaid, crowding-out, taxes, etc.)?
Jay D. Bhatt, DO, MPH, MPA, Managing Director, Deloitte
Executive Director, Deloitte Center for Health Solutions and Health Equity Institute
- Andrew Davis, Principal, Health Care practice, Deloitte
- Neil Batra, Principal, Life Sciences and Health Care practice, Deloitte
- Margaret Guerin-Calvert, Senior Managing Director President, Center for Healthcare Economics and Policy, FTI Consulting
- Deloitte Services LP
- The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease
- FTI Consulting