Read Manhattan Institute's Spring 2020 President's Update from Reihan Salam, which highlights our “Health Care 2040” conference in San Francisco earlier this year, the Institute's response to the coronavirus pandemic, and more.
Mr. Salam writes, “Market-oriented solutions to America’s health-care challenges were the subject of a major conference convened recently by the Institute’s Adam Smith Society, a program dedicated to fostering discussion and debate about public policy and the morality of capitalism among MBA students and future business leaders. Convened in San Francisco—not far from Adam Smith Society chapters at Stanford and UC Berkeley, as well as a growing professional chapter—the conference featured remarks by scholars and industry leaders on such topics as the role of technology in lowering the cost of health care. Former FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb delivered the keynote address, which touched on the coronavirus outbreak, pharmaceutical costs, and precision medicine. Chris Pope, who participated in a panel, explained the centrality of pharmaceutical innovation in lowering health-care costs…”