5:30 PM PDT | 7:30 PM CDT | 8:30 AM HKT

Chicago Booth Alumni Club of San Francisco will be hosting Webinar #2 with award-winning ProPublica reporter Marshall Allen about his upcoming book, "Never Pay the First Bill."


Online Webinar
San Francisco, California

Event Details

"Never Pay the First Bill" is a primer for individuals and employers who want to protect themselves and the people they care about from the outrageous costs of health care.

On March 25, Marshall Allen shared the story of Gabby and an overview of his upcoming book, "Never Pay the First Bill," to an attentive University of Chicago audience – we received 10 times the number of pre-event questions submitted for typical University of Chicago alumni events.

Here's a link to First Webinar (3/25/2021) event recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoJ2ZFlXb7I

Webinar #2, "How to Save Money on Health Care Costs" will continue the conversation about helping consumers and employers push back against overbilling, price gouging, insurance denials, unnecessary care and more. Drawing on 15 years of investigating the health care industry, Marshall Allen is going to share more stories about how consumers and employers have successfully challenged the status quo. Along with sharing his stories, Marshall will also discuss ten ways consumers and employers can pursue to save money on health care, i.e., how to analyze medical bills, obtain pricing information prior to getting treatment, find low-cost & high-quality providers, minimize prescription drug costs, etc.

We anticipate another lively debate given the subject of discussion and diverse perspectives of attendees: caregivers, patients, business executives, insurance users and payors, policymakers, health care providers and more. Attendees will have the opportunity to share their own stories and debate the practical application of Marshall Allen's recommended strategies.

We welcome health technology entrepreneurs to join the conversation. Please contact the event host (email: maggie_wu@yahoo.com) if you are interested in showcasing your startup during this Webinar.

You can pre-order "Never Pay the First Bill: And Other Ways to Fight the Health Care System and Win" now.


No Charge


Register Online

Deadline: 6/3/2021

Speaker Profiles

Marshall Allen (Speaker)
Health care reporter, ProPublica

Marshall Allen is a reporter for ProPublica, where he covers the health care industry. He is a Pulitzer Prize finalist and recipient of the Harvard Kennedy School's Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting. He teaches investigative reporting at the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York, and has spoken at various conferences across the country. Prior to journalism, he spent five years in full-time ministry, including three years in Kenya. Learn more at marshallallen.com.


Maggie Wu, '87 
Principal, eChoiceAdvisor