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The Aspen Institute and TIME Convene Debate on Health Care at The Aspen Health Forum
Date:7/24/2009

More Than 100 Health Care Experts to Discuss The Very Latest in Health Reform, Policy, and Biotech

ASPEN, Colo., July 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Aspen Health Forum brings together more than 100 experts in health care, including world-class medical scientists and policymakers, to debate the merits of the Congressional and Administration health reform plans, the pros and cons of related tax proposals, the public plan, and the prospect of an independent board of medical experts to set federal health coverage policies. The latest issues in swine flu, food safety, and rising rates of obesity also top the agenda.

The Aspen Health Forum is the only gathering that affords everyday citizens the opportunity to exchange ideas on medical science and health care reform with Nobel laureates, health care industry leaders, health policy experts and federal decision makers. The event, held at the Aspen Institute campus in Aspen, CO, will run through July 27, 2009 and features:

  • Walter Isaacson, President and CEO, The Aspen Institute
  • Richard Stengel, Managing Editor, TIME
  • Dr. Patch Adams, Founder and Director, The Gesundheit! Institute
  • Dr. Peter Agre, Nobel Laureate and Director, Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute
  • Dr. J. Michael Bishop, Nobel Laureate and Chancellor, UCSF
  • Dr. Deepak Chopra, Author and Founder, The Chopra Center
  • The Hon. Tom Daschle, Former Senate Majority Leader
  • Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH
  • Mark Ganz, President and CEO, Regence BlueCross BlueShield
  • Dr. Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • Goldie Hawn, Actress; Founder, The
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