Johnathan Gruber, Ford Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sherry Glied, Dean and Professor of Public Service, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University
Michael E. Chernew, Leonard D. Schaeffer Professor of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School
Philipa Mladovsky, Assistant Professor in International Development, London School of Economics and Political Science
Dan Zeltzer, Assistant Professor, Tel Aviv University School of Economics
Atul Gupta, Assistant Professor of Health Care Management, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Tarun Khanna, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School
The webinar is a joint Lancet Citizens’ Commission on Reimagining India’s Health System event with Dvara Research and HBS Health Care Initiative on the role of commercial health insurance in providing better health outcomes and improved financial protection in India. Comparing the experiences in different countries, the panel will discuss whether the integration of insurance and healthcare can solve the issues of information asymmetries in the market, what form would such an integration take, and what should be the regulator’s role. Further, it will explore the question of demand for insurance, what are the lessons for countries such as India from global experiences on commercial insurance, and how can the models be adapted to suit low-income consumers. As a Citizens’ Commission, we invite the public to participate in the discussion, provide input and engage with the panelists.
The paper titled "Pathways to Reimagining Commercial
Health Insurance" can be accessed here: https://www.dvara.com/research/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Pathways-to-Reimagining-Commercial-Health-Insurance.pdf.