September 9, 2008
Senator George Mitchell and the Bipartisan Policy Center to Host Forum Examining Health Insurance Reform
To: NATIONAL EDITORS
Contact: Eileen McMenamin, Director of Communications of the Bipartisan Policy Center, +1-202-379-1633, [email protected]
Discussion to feature health care experts including the BPC's Leaders' Project on the State of American Health Care Co-Directors Chris Jennings and Mark McClellan
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bipartisan Policy Center and Advisory Board member Senator George Mitchell will host a policy forum in support of the Leaders' Project on the State of American Health Care, titled, "Achieving High-Value Health Care: Practical Lessons for Health Insurance Reforms." This forum, the third in a series being held across the country, will feature Project Co-Directors Chris Jennings and Mark McClellan and other high-ranking health officials.
Attendance is open to the public and the press, although seating is limited. The forum will take place at the Eastland Park Hotel in Portland, Maine, on Wednesday, September 10th from 10am-1:30pm. Press set-up begins at 9am. To RSVP, please email [email protected]
Senator George Mitchell and the Bipartisan Policy Center
Leaders' Project on the State of American Health Care Forum, "Achieving High-Value Health Care: Practical Lessons for Health Insurance Reforms"
Wednesday, September 10, 2008, 10am-1:30pm
The Eastland Park Hotel Ballroom, 157 High St. Portland, Maine 04101
Forum Speakers to Include:
Sen. George Mitchell, former U.S Senate Majority Leader and Bipartisan Policy Center Advisory Board Member
Kristin M. Leary, Director of Programs, Bipartisan Policy Center
Chris Jennings, Leaders' Project Co-Director, Jennings Policy Strategies, Inc.
Mark McClellan, MD, Ph.D., Leaders' Project Co-Director, Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform, The Brookings Institution
Discussion Topic One: Applying lessons Learned inMaine,Vermont, andMassachusettsto the National Level
Trish Riley,Director, Maine Governor's Office of Health Policy and Finance
Jon Kingdale,Ph.D., Executive Director, Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority
Jim Leddy,MSW, Former Vermont State Senator, and President, AARP- Vermont
Discussion Topic Two: Increasing Access to Health Coverage Through Market Reforms: Policy Options and Practical Applications
Jeanne Lambrew,Ph.D., Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
Joseph Antos,Ph.D., Wilson H. Taylor Scholar in Health Care and Retirement Policy, American Enterprise Institute
Bela Gorman,FSA, MAAA, Lead Consultant, Gorman Actuarial, LLC
John Bertko,FSA MAAA, Visiting Scholar, The Brookings Institution, and former Chief Actuary, Humana, Inc.
Discussion Topic Three: Improving the Quality and Value of Health Care: Links to Coverage Reform
Robert McAfee,MD, Former President, American Medical Association
William L. Caron, Jr.,President and CEO, MaineHealth
David Howes,MD,President and CEO, Martin's Point Health Care
David Wennberg,MD, MPH, Chief Science and Products Officer, Health Dialog, and President and COO, Health Dialog Analytical Solutions
Edward Miller,MS, Executive Director, American Lung Association of Maine
Megan Hannan,Director of Government Relations and Advocacy, The American Cancer Society of Maine
Joseph P. Ditr,Esq., Executive Director, Consumers for Affordable Health Care
John Benoit,President, Employee Benefit Solutions
Richard (Skip) White,Assistant Vice President, New England Provider Contracting, CIGNA Healthcare
Elizabeth Kilbreth,Ph.D.,Associate Research Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Muskie School of Public Service
Christine Williams,Director of Strategic Partnerships, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Susan Tully, Abdo,Esq., Senior Director for Northeast Government Relations, Aetna, Inc.
The BPC is honored to have the support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). RWJF is working to ensure that all Americans have stable, affordable health care coverage. To learn more about the Leaders' Project on the State of American Health Care and the upcoming forum, visit: http://www.bipartisanpolicy.org.
Former U.S. Senate Majority Leaders Baker, Daschle, Dole, and Mitchell formed the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) to develop and promote solutions that can attract the public support and political momentum to achieve real progress. The BPC acts as an incubator for policy efforts that engage top political figures, advocates, academics, and business leaders in the art of principled compromise. For more information please visit our website: http:// www.bipartisanpolicy.org/
SOURCE Bipartisan Policy Center
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