PCC Webinar: The State of Primary Care Spending

Findings from PCC’s New Evidence Report

In its broadest look yet at primary care spending, the PCC analyzed spending over time, nationally and in all 50 states, and published the results in its annual evidence-based report for 2020 (released December 2020). The report reveals some alarming trends: The U.S. health system’s investment in primary care is low and declined between 2017 and 2019, both nationally and in a majority of states. The findings of the report, Primary Care Spending: High Stakes, Low Investment, are concerning given that a growing body of literature shows that health systems with a foundation of robust, comprehensive primary care achieve better, more equitable health outcomes and are less costly. This webinar walks through the findings of the report, and then two experts—one from the health plan perspective and another from the state health policy perspective—discuss how federal and state policymakers might leverage these results to enhance primary care investment.

Presenter: Ann Kempski, adviser and lead author of report | Primary Care Collaborative


  • Connie Hwang, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer & Director, Clinical Innovation | Alliance of Community Health Plans
  • Maureen Hensley-Quinn, Senior Program Director of Emerging Policy Issues | National Academy for State Health Policy

Moderator: Ann Greiner, president and CEO | Primary Care Collaborative

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