Subject: 32BJ Annual Fall Conference on October 19, 2023
In 2022, the 32BJ Health Fund convened nearly 200 stakeholders—unions and other employers and purchasers, healthcare providers and policy experts, and legislators and other government officials—to discuss actionable solutions to the leading cause of skyrocketing healthcare costs in the US: uncontrolled hospital prices.
The role of hospital prices in driving healthcare cost increases has gained a lot of traction. In New York and throughout the country, a growing movement is calling for more accountability and rationality in hospital pricing and behavior. New legislation has since been introduced and passed. The media is focusing on it, and Congress has held public hearings. Several purchasers have taken decisive action to engage more proactively with hospitals. We are now at a critical juncture to determine the future success of these efforts.
We are excited to share that our 2023 Fall Conference will take place on October 19 in New York City and include a keynote from Elisabeth Rosenthal, MD, author of An American Sickness and Editor-in-Chief of KFF Health News. This event will be hosted jointly by the 32BJ Labor Industry Cooperation Fund, the 32BJ Health Fund, and City & State.
Registration and a detailed agenda for the conference can be found here:
We hope to see you there.
Howard Rothschild, President