Navigation Links
The Next 100 Days: Some Final Hurdles to Health Reform
Date:9/2/2009

WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following media event was announced today by the Alliance for Health Reform:

WHEN: Thursday, September 3, 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. (Lunch available at noon)

WHERE: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club

SPONSORED BY: Alliance for Health Reform and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

CONTACT: Bill Erwin 202/789-2300

A briefing for reporters only. Of interest to congressional, political and health care reporters.

For some on Capitol Hill and in the White House, we're just around the corner from a Rose Garden signing ceremony for health reform. But for others, that day seems far away.

Both camps agree: Significant disagreements remain that must be worked out if health reform is to become law. Will there be a public plan option or, as an alternative, health insurance co-ops? How will reform be financed? Can the "cost curve" be bent, either during or after the 10-year window that's the focus of Congressional Budget Office "scoring"? How might Medicare change - or facilitate change - in a reformed system? How will reform affect employers, especially small businesses?

This briefing, for reporters only, will look at some of the important issues that must be settled if President Obama is to sign a meaningful health reform bill this year. Speakers will be: Gail Wilensky of Project HOPE, former chairman of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission and former administrator of the Health Care Financing Administration (now Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services); Dallas Salisbury, president and CEO of the Employee Benefit Research Institute; and Ken Thorpe, chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management, Emory University. Ed Howard of the Alliance will moderate, along with Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, president of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which is cosponsoring the briefing. As usual with our Press Club events, we will allow as much time as possible for questions and answers.

The Alliance for Health Reform is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit group committed to the education of journalists, elected officials and other shapers of public opinion, helping them understand the roots of the nation's health care problems and the trade-offs posed by various proposals for change.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Alliance for Health Reform
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Easing Social Anxiety During the Holidays: Tips from Harvard Women's Health Watch
2. A Happy Pet for the Holidays: Natural Remedies to Treat Animals Complex Emotions
3. AccuVein, HealthTrust Finalize Group Purchasing Agreement for Vein Illumination Device
4. In Final Hour Prior to Litigation, Angel MedFlight's Air Ambulance Team Overturns Decision by Major Insurance Company
5. In Final Hour Prior to Litigation, Angel MedFlights Air Ambulance Team Overturns Decision by Major Insurance Company
6. Nielsen Announces Final Entry Deadline Extension of September 10th for the First-Ever CLIO Healthcare Awards
7. Dont Miss Twinlabs(R) 2009 Mobile Beach Bash Grand Finale Celebration Labor Day Weekend
8. HBA Global Announces Finalists for the 2009 International Package Design Awards (IPDA)
9. Ranbaxy Receives Final Approval to Manufacture and Market Glycopyrrolate Tablets
10. Purple Communications Invites Greater San Ramon Community to Celebrate Ms. Ella Mae Lentz, Finalist in Dream Bigger Initiative
11. Par Pharmaceutical & Aveva Drug Delivery Systems Receive Final Approval to Market Generic Catapres TTS(R)
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... Power Systems, a ... first PowerWave Instructor Certification Course in Stoughton, Massachusetts. The course was led by ... through the 8 hour interactive course to qualify participants as certified PowerWave trainers. ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... The introduction of our professional ... TO YOUR HEAD ™”. , “We are proud to introduce Meghan Klingenberg, ... front we have Brian Quick, wide receiver for Los Angeles who was a second ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2016 , ... Dr. LeRoy ... identifies the impact of mobile devices on the billions of users, hundreds of millions ... necks. While not life threatening, the frequent and common action of looking down ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... In Madeira Beach Florida, a small town ... drawbridge, citizens formed an organization, Madeira Beach United, to oppose two development projects undertaken ... town center to a high rise urban environment. , According to the Tampa ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... ... HealthPostures, ergonomics designer and maker of the bestselling TaskMate sit/stand series, has ... Potential benefits of using the Stance Angle chair include the prevention of fluid buildup ... and standing. , Need for the ergonomics furniture may be growing, in part because ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/25/2016)... May 25, 2016 According to ... Development, Growth and Demand Forecast to 2022 - Industry ... and Others)" published by P&S Market Research, the global ... in 2015, and it is expected to grow at ... the insulin pump segment is expected to witness the ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... 25, 2016 Inivata, a ... of circulating tumour DNA (ctDNA) analysis to improve ... of Professor Clive Morris as Chief ... the clinical development programme, scientific collaborations, and through ... significant improvements in clinical outcomes for patients. ...
(Date:5/24/2016)...   , Study met both ... in , Excellent plus Good ... of the ascending colon   ,      ... announced new positive data from the phase III MORA study for ... litre PEG with ascorbate. The study met both primary endpoints showing ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: