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DOCSF21 Politics Desk: Biden Priorities

DOCSF21: DOCSF Politics Desk: Biden Priorities

Tom Barber

Associate Deputy Physician in Chief, Perioperative Services at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Doug Lundy

Co-President at Resurgens Orthopaedics

Jordan Vivian

Director, Government Relations at American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

At $4 Trillion dollars per year, health care spending represented 17% of the US economy in 2020 and is expected to keep growing at approximately 5-6% per year. Those are big numbers and controlling the cost of healthcare is one of the few things with bipartisan support in congress. Any new administration, however, will bring in new priorities, often ones that were foreshadowed in the campaign. Understanding these trends has important consequences for anyone who is part of the medical economy. DOCSF has partnered with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons to review the policy priorities of the Biden Administration.

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