3343.0 Health Economics: Policies to Reduce Costs & Improve Outcomes

Monday, October 27, 2008: 2:30 PM
The five conclusions for this session are as follows: 1.Many individuals are willing to pay large amounts for screening tests which lack scientific merit 2.Parents highly value SCHIP and the majority is willing to pay higher amounts than the premiums currently charged 3.With the lack of a sustainable funding stream, many philanthropies that have been supporting the Healthy Kids program could not provide premium support indefinitely due to their programmatic and financial limits 4.When FSI exists, physicians are much more likely to order images, and imaging costs are proportionately higher 5.There remains a critical gap in the knowledge base concerning the public policy contributors to obesity
Session Objectives: There are five objectives for this session. To: 1.Articulate the costs and health risks of unnecessary tests which are marketed directly to consumers, such as whole-body CT scans and “metabolic screens” 2.Describe the willingness-to-pay approach as it relates to State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) premiums 3.Evaluate financial stability and experience of the Healthy Kids Program in California 4.Evaluate the merit in frequently posed defenses of financial self interest in imaging 5.To link changes in the United States farm subsidy program to the growth in obesity related health care expenditures
Carolyn M. Brown, PhD, RPh

2:45 PM
3:00 PM
Functioning at the Brink: The Children's Health Initiatives Have Grown But May Not Survive
Kyoko Rice, Gregory D. Stevens, PhD, Michael Cousineau, DrPH and T. Em Arpawong, MPH

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Organized by: Medical Care
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus, Genomics Forum

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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