Offered this year in a virtual format, Concordia's 2020 Healthcare Economics Summit is titled "Purple Solutions to Fixing Healthcare in America."

America spends more on healthcare than any other developed country, and yet, does not provide better health outcomes.

Why is healthcare so expensive in America, and what is the solution to this out-of-control cost curve?

Republicans and Democrats can't agree, and yet, rational compromise is desperately needed. Perhaps the best solution to better healthcare in America lies between all of the political hyperbole. At this year's Healthcare Economics Summit, a collection of nationally recognized healthcare experts come together to share their thoughts and expertise on how to reform healthcare in America. Attend the event virtually and hear from a collection of nationally recognized healthcare experts who will share informed solutions on how to reform healthcare in America.

This event is put on by Concordia University Wisconsin and the Remedium eXchange Think Tank.


Click here or on the "Register Now" button to reserve your virtual seat. Participants who register for this $35 online event receive a copy of the book, Purple Solutions: A bipartisan roadmap to better healthcare in America, along with supporting materials, including content from the presentations and helpful infographics that explain healthcare policy.


  1. Why Healthcare Reform Needs a Bipartisan Approach
    • Opening Remarks
    • Introducing the Two Opposing Teams and Perspectives | Dr. Daniel Sem, CUW Dean of Business
  2. Red Side: Consumerizing Healthcare—Transparency & Competition in Private Markets
    • Price Transparency
    • Direct Care
    • Rethinking Medical Licensure
    • Consumerizing Healthcare in a Retail Setting
    • Trump administration policies on transparency and competition
  3. Blue Side: Healthcare Safety Net—Can Universal Healthcare and Private Markets Coexist?
    • Wisconsin's Attempt at Universal Healthcare with Private Market Competition | Rep. Curt Gielow & Author/Policy Expert David Riemer
    • The Economist Perspective on Healthcare Safety Nets | Dr. Tyler Watts
    • Argument Against Universal Government-Sponsored Healthcare | Dr. Michel Accad
    • Argument for a Limited Government-Funded Healthcare Safety Net | Charlie Stevens & James Tarasovich
    • The Biden Healthcare Proposal and Obamacare
  4. Lessons from COVID-19
    • Accelerating Drup Development—Simplifying FDA Regulations
    • The Future of Technology-Enabled Healthcare, Post-COVID | Robert Graboyes
    • Are Telehealth and Other Disruptive Innovations Here to Stay? | Dr. Daniel Sem
  5. Keynote—12-1 p.m. "Bipartisan Solutions: Better Healthcare Delivery in a Post-COVID World"
    • Stephen K. Klasko, MD, MBA, President of Thomas Jefferson University and CEO of Jefferson Health


Dr. Steven Klasko is a transformative leader and advocate for a revolution in our systems of healthcare and higher education.

As president and CEO of Philadelphia-based Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health since 2013, he has steered one of the nation's fastest growing academic health institutions based on his vision of re-imagining health care and higher education.

His track record of success at creating and implementing programs that are shaping the future of health care earned him a place on Modern Healthcare's list as #2 of the "100 Most Influential People in Healthcare" and "10 Most Influential Physician Executives" in 2018.

Read his full bio here.


Read about previous years' Healthcare Economics Summits: