Overcharged: Why Americans Pay too Much for Health Care - St. Louis

Overcharged
 
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Why is the American health care system so dysfunctional and costly? Find out on May 20 when the Show-Me Institute welcomes Cato Institute scholars Charles Silver and David Hyman to discuss this question. Their new book, Overcharged: Why Americans Pay too Much for Health Care, lays bare the root causes of America’s health care ills, revealing a system that performs exactly as designed: expensively and with little control or accountability.

Join us for a reception and discussion with the authors.

Speaker Biographies:

Charles Silver, MA, JD, holds the Roy W. and Eugenia C. McDonald Endowed Chair in Civil Procedure at the University of Texas School of Law, where he teaches about civil litigation, health care policy, legal ethics, and insurance. His writings on class actions and other aggregate proceedings, litigation finance, medical malpractice, and legal and medical ethics have appeared in leading peer-reviewed journals and law reviews. In 2009, the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association awarded him the Robert B. McKay Law Professor Award for outstanding scholarship on tort and insurance law.

David Hyman is an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute and a Professor of Law at Georgetown University. A doctor as well as a lawyer, Hyman served most recently as the Ross and Helen Workman Chair in Law and Professor of Medicine at the University of Illinois, where he directed the Epstein Program in Health Law and Policy. He focuses his research on the regulation and financing of health care and has taught insurance, medical malpractice, law and economics, professional responsibility and tax policy in addition to civil procedure. Hyman earned his BA, JD and MD degrees from the University of Chicago.

Cost: $50

Host Committee:

Chris and Stephanie Bell

Rich Chrismer

Kayla Drury

Josh and Emily Corson

Blair and Margaret Fortner

Cliff and Megan Holekamp

Gregg and Lorie Keller

Tim and Lindsay Luby

James and Emily Moog

Alan Dodds and Katie Sinquefield

Michelle Smith

Aaron and Becky Willard