The first Reform to Transform event was held October 28, 2013, and featured a moderated conversation with Steven Brill, author of the Time Magazine article, “The Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills are Killing Us.”
Brill’s thought-provoking article propelled the issue of high health care costs and price variability to the forefront of the public debate.
Joining Brill was Patrick Charmel, CEO of Griffin Hospital, a community hospital that is committed to an innovative, patient-centered model of care. Also participating was Kevin Lembo, state comptroller, who helped bring the perspective of a large payer — the state employees’ health plan.
Susan Campbell, former Hartford Courant columnist, moderated the panel.