U.S. Healthcare in Crisis: Why It Should Matter to You
Mr. Bill SpitzCo-Founder, Diversified Trust
Healthcare spending in the U.S. represents 19.7% of GDP, more than twice the amount of most other industrialized countries. And yet, the U.S. has the lowest life expectancy, by a large margin, as compared to the same countries. Regrettably, many healthcare measurements only worsened during the pandemic.
How is the vexing state of U.S. health care relevant to our work in the nonprofit, estate and financial planning sectors? Beyond personal, family and community health outcomes, healthcare spending and the resulting economic impact have a profound effect on the very fabric of society. This program provides a unique opportunity to participate in a discussion about the complex factors contributing to the current state of U.S. healthcare. The program will also address some of the opportunities for improving healthcare that could inspire new avenues for philanthropic support.
Well-known, advisor Bill Spitz, Founder and Principal of Diversified Trust in Nashville, TN, will present his recently completed paper on this complex subject, which will address historical trends in the cost of healthcare, growth and reasons behind rising healthcare costs, factors impacting our declining life expectancy and others. Bill brings his unique perspective as the former Treasurer and Vice Chancellor for Investments of Vanderbilt University to this discussion.
The program will provide plenty of time for discussion and Q&A. We hope you will join us for this enlightening discussion!