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
OTHER FEATURED SPEAKERS OF THE APRIL 21-23 CONGRESS INCLUDE:
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
Wegmans Food Markets
PROGRAM AGENDA GUIDE: http://www.whcc2008.com
MEDIA REGISTRATION: http://www.whcc2008.com/mediareg
|SOURCE 5th Annual World Health Care Congress|
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