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5th Annual World Health Care Congress Kicks off April 21 With Obama, Clinton, McCain Health Care Policy Advisor Presidential Health Care Agenda Forum

April 21-23 Congress to feature U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary keynote address and news conference on need for value-based health system; Event to convene 1,500 CEOs and senior-level executives from across the

health care industry

WASHINGTON, April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The 5th Annual World Health Care Congress kicks off today (April 21) in Washington, D.C. with health care policy advisors for U.S. Presidential candidates Sen. Barack Obama, Sen. Hillary Clinton and Sen. John McCain, all of whom will be featured on the Presidential Health Care Agenda forum. The advisors will present and compare both candidates' health care reform plans, the prospect of universal coverage and fiscal stability of Medicare.

The Presidential Health Care Agenda panel will take place on Monday, April 21, 9:50 a.m.
-- Hear the Presidential candidates' platforms for health care reform

-- Compare proposals to address universal coverage and the fiscal

stability of Medicare

-- Reactor panelists provide an in-depth critique by evaluating the

economic and social impact of Democratic and Republican proposals


-- U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN), Health Care Policy Advisor to Sen. Barack


-- Chris Jennings, Health Care Policy Advisor to Sen. Hillary Clinton,

former Senior Health Care Advisor to President Clinton.

-- Thomas Miller, resident fellow, American Enterprise Institute for

Public Policy Research, Health Care Policy Advisor to Sen. John McCain

-- George Shutlz, former U.S. Secretary of State, Labor and Treasury, co-

author "Putting Our House In Order: A Guide to Social Security and

Health Care Reform"

-- George Halvorson, Chairman and CEO, Kaiser Foundation Health Plans and



Michael Leavitt, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

James Hagedorn, CEO, Scotts Miracle-Gro Company

Delos (Toby) Cosgrove, MD CEO, Cleveland Clinic

Denis Cortese, CEO, Mayo Clinic

Greg Tullman, CEO, Allscripts George Halvorson, Chairman and CEO, Kaiser Foundation Health Plans and Hospitals

Mack Banner, CEO, Bumrungrad International (Thailand)

Sam Nussbaum, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Wellpoint

Thomas Miller, health care policy advisor to Sen. John McCain

Prof. Hans Rosling, MD, PhD Professor of International Health, Karolinska Institutet (Sweden)

Michael Howe, CEO, MinuteClinic

Paul Speranza, Chairman, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Vice Chairman and General Counsel,
Wegmans Food Markets



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