Navigation Links
Blue Shield of California CEO to Speak at World Health Care Congress in Washington D.C.
Date:4/13/2009

SAN FRANCISCO, April 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As all eyes turn to the health reform debate in Washington, Bruce Bodaken - the chairman and CEO of Blue Shield of California - will urge that "everything be on the table" at the 6th Annual World Health Care Congress in Washington, D.C. Mr. Bodaken will participate in a keynote panel kicking off the conference on Tuesday, April 14th, 2009 at 8:00 a.m. that begins with an address by Dora Hughes, counselor to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. He will also make a presentation about the impact of universal coverage on the health insurance industry in a separate panel at 12:50 p.m.

In 2002, Mr. Bodaken was the first health plan CEO to offer a specific plan for universal healthcare coverage. The shared responsibility approach advocated in Blue Shield's proposal was reflected in the coverage expansion legislation enacted in Massachusetts in 2006, the 2007-2008 Schwarzenegger plan for healthcare reform in California, and proposals made by President Obama and leading members of Congress.

Mr. Bodaken has written extensively on health policy, including a May/June 2008 Health Affairs article titled, "Where Does the Insurance Industry Stand on Health Reform Today," and many op-eds in major daily newspapers.

The 6th Annual World Health Care Congress is a meeting of chief and senior executives from all sectors of health care. The 2009 conference will convene over 2,000 CEOs, senior executives and government officials from the nation's largest employers, hospitals, health systems, health plans, pharmaceutical and biotech companies, and leading government agencies. For more information please visit: http://www.worldcongress.com/events/HR09000/

     CONTACT:  Erica Perng
               Media Relations Consultant
               (415) 229-6171
               erica.perng@blueshieldca.com


'/>"/>
SOURCE Blue Shield of California
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Alvarado Hospital Files Countersuit Against Blue Shield
2. BlueCare(R) Family Plan, a HUSKY Health Plan from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut, Raises Awareness, Funds and Diapers for New Haven Diaper Bank
3. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Corrects News Story about Drug Coverage Announcement
4. Karen Vigil Named Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, Blue Shield of Californias Individual, Small Group, and Government Business Unit
5. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Introduces New Health Plan Comparison Tool for Consumers
6. Highmark Blue Shield Introduces New Health Plan Comparison Tool for Consumers
7. Blue Cross and Blue Shield Initiatives Recognized for Increasing Patient Safety and Efficiency
8. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Reports Eighteenth Consecutive Year of Positive Performance
9. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Offers New Approach to Customer Group Wellness
10. Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association Holds Forum to Explore Patient Safety and Healthcare Quality Initiatives
11. Health Care Service Corporation Provides Personal Clinical Summaries to Members of its Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in Illinois, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/28/2017)... Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) , ... June 28, 2017 , ... ... is hosting a free AFM Luncheon for all SEMICONWest attendees and Park ... The luncheon will feature talks from Dr. Sang-il Park, Chairman & CEO of Park ...
(Date:6/28/2017)... , ... June 28, 2017 , ... ... and financial consultations to communities in northern Virginia and DC, is announcing a ... provide for patients with Alzheimer’s and other disorders that lead to memory impairment. ...
(Date:6/27/2017)... PA and London UK (PRWEB) , ... June 27, 2017 , ... ... applying to a clinical study is whether they can trust the sponsor to pay ... it is vital that sponsors and CROs establish payment strategies that encourage sites to ...
(Date:6/27/2017)... ... June 27, 2017 , ... Building ... SUNucate efforts, Louisiana became the sixth state to pass legislation which ensures that ... Bel Edwards’ signature, Louisiana joins the states of Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Utah and ...
(Date:6/27/2017)... NH (PRWEB) , ... June 27, 2017 , ... ... insurance management assistance and personal financial planning services to residents of southern New ... a charity event that promises to fight hunger and homelessness in the region. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/14/2017)... -- In 2016, Embodied Labs took top prize ... came away with $25,000 in seed-fund investment. Embodied Labs ... "entering the life of another" and by the Journal ... medical professionals in an entirely new dimension." Building upon ... for the Department of Education,s EdSimChallenge, where they received ...
(Date:6/10/2017)... Burchfield, DPM, is recognized by Continental Who,s Who as a Pinnacle ... Alabama . Dr. Burchfield serves as a ... 20 years of experience, as well as expertise in the areas ... "The podiatry professional   ... welcome you to his practice," the company,s website states. "We want ...
(Date:6/8/2017)... 8, 2017   Responding to Heath Ledger,s ... death of singer Chris Cornell in May, the ... offers a free online psychiatric drug side ... families about psychotropic drug risks. The father ... from an accidental overdose, has called for tighter rules on ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: