Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Upcoming healthcare reform summit

Media Advisory: Influential politics and healthcare publisher to host 1-day healthcare reform summit

Governor Dean, Senator Barrasso and Other Political and Healthcare Heavyweights to Speak on October 7 Panel

Politics magazine will convene an influential panel on October 7, 2009, to discuss the future of healthcare reform. The event, hosted in partnership with the influential publications Pharmacy Times, The American Journal of Managed Care, and the web portal, will cover the political, economic, and patient care ramifications of the reform plans under review.

The distinguished panel of speakers includes:
• Governor Howard Dean, MD
• Senator John Barrasso, MD
• Congressman Michael Burgess, MD
• Christopher J. Badgley, Vice President State Government Affairs, PhRMA
• Julie Barnes, Deputy Director, Health Policy Program, New America Foundation
• Michael Chernew, PhD, Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School
• Former Congressman Martin Frost
• Carol Kelly, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and Public Policy, National Association of Chain Drug Stores
• John Rother, Executive Vice President of Policy and Strategy, AARP
Attendance at the live event is limited and will be on a first-come, first-served basis. For those unable to attend the event, enduring materials will be available on, including web exclusive articles and video segments of the proceedings.

October 7, 2009

Charlie Palmer Steak
101 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001

7am- 8am breakfast/ networking reception

8am- 9am
The Future of Healthcare Reform and Public Funding
What positive reforms could be passed? What will happen if healthcare reform doesn’t pass? How will mandates affect the insured and uninsured, employers and workers, and the cost and quality of health care? How will reform affect the way clinicians practice medicine and the quality of care patients receive? Is fair competition between public and private insurance feasible? And how would it affect the cost and quality of care?
• Senator John Barrasso, MD
• Congressman Michael Burgess, MD
• Former Congressman Martin Frost
• Moderator: Julie Barnes
9am- 10am
The Implications of Healthcare Reform for Patients, Pharmacy and the Healthcare System
Whether or not a “public option” is included as part of the health reform plan, the impact of reform will be felt across all sectors of healthcare, including physician practices, pharmacies, the pharmaceutical industry, employers, health insurers, and patients. This panel will include a lively discussion about how these groups can best position themselves in the new healthcare environment, what role Washington advocacy will play in helping these organizations get their voices heard, and what healthcare practitioners and industry can expect when reform legislation passes.
• Christopher Badgley, PhRMA
• Governor Howard Dean, MD
• Carol Kelly, NACDS
• John Rother, AARP
• Moderator: Dr. Michael Chernew, Harvard Medical School and co-Editor-in-Chief, American Journal of Managed Care

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