Monthly Archives: January 2013

What Health Care Costs: Bringing Price Transparency to the Medical Marketplace

Providing consumers with meaningful and transparent information about their healthcare choices and ensuring that those choices are not exploitative is a critical component of health care reform under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Price transparency would allow consumers to compare prices before choosing a provider or hospital and, consequently, better anticipate their overall costs. Over the past several months, researchers at UC Hastings and UCSF have examined the current marketplace surrounding healthcare decisions as well as the solutions that propose to improve efficiency and lower cost in California. Please join them as they share their findings and recommendations on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 3:30pm and stay for a reception immediately following the presentation. Refreshments will be provided so please RSVP to by Friday, January 18, 2013 to ensure your place.

Confirmed Panelists:

  • Stephanie Alessi, Consortium Research Assistant, JD Candidate '13
  • Morgan Muir, Consortium Graduate Research Fellow, JD '12
  • Sam Maizel, Attorney, Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP
  • Craig B. Garner, Attorney, Craig Boyd Garner A Professional Law Corporation and Adjunct Professor, Pepperdine University School of Law

Welcome: Jaime King, Associate Director, UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium on Law, Science & Health Policy and Associate Professor of Law, UC Hastings College of the Law

Moderator: David Faigman, Associate Dean, UCSF / UC Hastings Consortium on Law, Science & Health Policy and John F. Digardi Distinguished Professor of Law, UC Hastings College of the Law


The event was recorded and part 1 of 2 can be found here