Bending the Health Care Cost Curve: Pathway to Real Reform
Dec 7, 2011
Dr. Mark McClellan, director of the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform, senior fellow of economic studies; and the Leonard D. Schaeffer Chair in Health Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution, presented a public talk at the Woodrow Wilson School on December 7, 2011, titled, "Bending the Health Care Cost Curve: Pathway to Real Reform." A doctor and economist by training, McClellan is a former administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and served as commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) during the George W. Bush administration. He also served as a member of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers and senior director for health care policy at the White House. McClellan also served in the Clinton administration as deputy assistant secretary of the Treasury for economic policy, where he supervised economic analysis and policy development on a range of domestic policy issues. McClellan was visiting the School as part of its “Leadership and Governance Program,” which brings prominent policy makers to Princeton for a one-to-two day visit so that students can meet and learn from exemplary public leaders.