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Business Executives Discuss National Health Care Reform at Conference Sponsored by The Century Foundation, with Support from The Commonwealth Fund, and AARP
Date:9/11/2007

NEW YORK, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following media advisory was issued today by The Century Foundation:

WHAT: "Business and National Health Care Reform"

At this conference, CEOs of major companies, health

benefits leaders, and experts in health care policy

will discuss the renewed interest of private sector in

health care reform, the challenges to -- and prospects

for -- continued employer-based coverage, and the strengths

and weaknesses, from a business perspective, of

recent proposals for universal coverage.

WHEN: September 14th, 2007, 8:30 a.m. -- 2:30 p.m.

WHERE: National Press Club, 14th and F Streets, N.W., Washington, D.C.

SPEAKERS

INCLUDE: John Arensmeyer, Founder and CEO, Small Business Majority

Bruce Bodaken, CEO, Blue Shield of California

Francois de Brantes, National Coordinator,

Bridges to Excellence

Carl Camden, CEO, Kelly Services

Michael Critelli, Chairman and CEO, Pitney Bowes Inc.

Helen Darling, President, National Business Group on Health

Karen Davis, President, The Commonwealth Fund

Robert Galvin, M.D., Director, Global Health,

General Electric Corp.

Richard C. Leone, President, The Century Foundation

Cheryl Matheis, Director of Health Strategies, AARP

Dallas Salisbury President and CEO, EBRI

Michael Widmer, President, Massachusetts Taxpayer Foundation

CONTACT: Laurie Ahlrich, ahlrich@tcf.org or (212) 452-7722

The conference is intended to encourage discussion about business and healthcare reform among a diverse group that includes legislators, congressional staff, journalists, policy experts, and members of the Washington, D.C. business community. Panel topics include "The Business Case for National Health Care Reform," "Universal Coverage: Lessons From California," and "Employer Innovations in Health Care."

There is no cost for attending this conference. Continental breakfast and lunch will be served. RSVP is required.

The Century Foundation conducts public policy research and analyses of economic, social, and foreign policy issues, including inequality, retirement security, election reform, media studies, homeland security, and international affairs. The foundation produces books, reports, and other publications, convenes task forces and working groups, and operates seven informational Web sites. With offices in New York City and Washington, D.C., The Century Foundation is nonprofit and nonpartisan and was founded in 1919 by Edward A. Filene.


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