Overcharged: Why Americans Pay Too Much for Health Care

David Hyman, Charles Silver
David Hyman, who directs the University of Illinois’ Epstein Program in Health Law and Policy, and University of Texas law professor Charles Silver examine the flaws of – and remedies for – our high-dollar health care system in a discussion of their book Overcharged: Why Americans Pay Too Much for Health Care.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Reception: 
6 pm
Program: 
6:30 pm

The U.S. spends far more than other developed nations on health care—a projected $3.8 trillion this year—yet lags in performance and customer satisfaction. Latest polling showed that 70 percent of respondents see our system “in  a state of crisis” or having “major problems,” with cost and dysfunction among the major issues.

David Hyman and Charles Silver examine the concerns and offer solutions in a discussion of their book Overcharged. Among their remedies: subjecting health care providers to the same competitive forces as other businesses.

Hyman directs the Epstein Program in Health Law and Policy at the University of Illinois, and Silver is a law professor and endowed chair in civil procedure at the University of Texas. The event is co-presented by the Show-Me Institute.