Health care faces two potential disruptions.
The first is political. The 2020 presidential election has made this much clear: Voters want better, less expensive, health care coverage, but there is little agreement on how.
The second is digital. Technology is revolutionizing medicine, with new tools, including robot-assisted surgery, augmented reality, and streamlined services.
Both disruptions create turbulence and complexity to nagging issues. How can everyone get coverage? How do we make treatments and prescriptions accessible? How do we improve care? Do the solutions include Medicare or Medicaid—or something totally new? At the same time, how do we ensure that there is enough money to finance medical research?
In its fourth annual summit on health care, The Atlantic will gather the brightest minds in health care to discuss the thorny issues that confront the country, and the best paths forward.