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Aspen Institute to Introduce Roadmap for Responsible Health Care Reform, New Coalition To Call For Sustainable Improvements
Date:3/5/2009

WASHINGTON, March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Thursday, March 12, the Aspen Health Stewardship Project will unveil a new coalition of 15 organizations that have come together in support of a roadmap for making smart, sustainable improvements to the U.S. health care system.

Members of the coalition, which includes patient groups, and health employer and provider organizations, will address how we can achieve a healthier America by adopting a set of core principles to guide policymaking and other reforms, including health IT, innovation and the importance of value and stewardship. Briefing details are as follows:

WHO: Christine Todd Whitman

Former Governor of New Jersey; Founder, Whitman Strategy Group

Mark Ganz

President and CEO, Regence BlueCross BlueShield

Robert Honigberg

Chief Medical Officer, GE Healthcare

Adam Bosworth

Health IT Thought Leader; Founder and CEO, Keas Inc.

Karen Lehman

Senior Director, Global Public Policy, Eli Lilly and Company

Myrl Weinberg

President, National Health Council

Jordan H. Richland

Principal Fellow, Partnership for Prevention

Rhonda Monroe

Survivor and Member, WomenHeart

WHEN: Thursday, March 12, at 11 a.m.

WHERE: Barbara Jordan Conference Center, Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

1330 G Street, NW, Washington, D.C., 20005

RSVP: Please contact Noah Bartolucci at noah.bartolucci@aspeninst.org.

* Lunch will be provided.

BACKGROUND: Launched in October 2007, the Aspen Health Stewardship Project is a bipartisan initiative that seeks to inform the national conversation on health care reform and to suffuse related policymaking with principles to help drive smart, sustainable improvements to the U.S. health care system. For more information, visit www.AspenHealthStewardship.org.


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