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Senator Bob Dole to Hold Landmark Health Care Forum at Dole Institute of Politics in Kansas
Date:8/1/2008

Leaders' Project on the State of American Health Care to Focus on Individual Responsibility and Rural Health

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Senator Bob Dole will convene a landmark health care policy forum, titled, "Reforming the U.S. Health Care System: Supporting the Role of Individuals," at the Dole Institute of Politics in Lawrence, Kansas. The event will be held on Monday, August 4 from 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (CDT), in the Institute's Hansen Hall, 2350 Petefish Drive.

The event, co-sponsored by the Bipartisan Policy Center and the Dole Institute, will feature leading health care providers, policymakers, employers, consumer advocates, and other key stakeholders in the health care arena. Panel topics will focus on ways to encourage individuals to take greater responsibility for their health and health care. A special discussion will also be held on rural health.

Senator Dole's forum is part of the Bipartisan Policy Center's (BPC) Leaders' Project on the State of American Health Care. The Leaders' Project is directed by the BPC's Advisory Board, chaired by former U.S. Senate Majority Leaders Howard Baker, Tom Daschle, Bob Dole, and George Mitchell. It is an unprecedented effort to help break political gridlock in Washington, DC, regarding health care reform. The goal of the Leaders' Project is to produce politically viable policy recommendations to address the delivery, cost, coverage and financing challenges facing the nation's health care system.

Forum Speakers and Panelists to Include:

Sen. Bob Dole, former U.S. Senate Majority Leader and Bipartisan Policy Center Advisory Board Member

Barbara F. Atkinson, MD, Executive Vice Chancellor, University of Kansas Medical Center

C.M. Cameron Lynch, Executive Vice President, Bipartisan Policy Center

Chris Jennings, Co-Director of the Leaders' Project, President of Jennings Policy Strategies, Inc. and former Senior Health Care Advisor to Presi
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