The Zetema Project was founded in 2016 to discuss the state of US healthcare. More specifically, the concern was that the poorly informed and non-productive national conversation about healthcare was unlikely to lead to positive changes in the system. Zetema was created as a way to improve the quality and productivity of that conversation.
The Zetema Project membership consists of a group of approximately 25 panelists representing a wide variety of political viewpoints and industry stakeholder groups. Members meet two to three times annually, with the first meetings held in January and September of 2017.
The September 2017 meeting, which I was asked to photograph, featured a session with Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin and focused on such issues as:
- Reducing the cost of care delivery
- Single payer healthcare/Medicare for All
- Drug prices and costs
- State innovation case study: the Arkansas Payment Improvement Initiative
- Bipartisan opportunities for healthcare reform