Rhetoric to Reality: the urgency of health reform

Thursday, December 11, 2008 8:45 am - 1:45 pm

The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease, Partnership for Prevention, Divided We Fail and the Emory Institute for Advanced Policy Solutions hosted a half-day event to discuss why health reform is critical to re-building America’s economy and how reform can be achieved.

Welcome Remarks:

Corinne Husten, M.D., Interim President, Partnership for Prevention

Lisa Davis, Senior Vice President, AARP, Divided We Fail

Fred Sanfilippo, M.D., Ph.D., Executive Vice President for Health Affairs, Emory University

Keynote Address:

Kenneth E. Thorpe, Ph.D., Executive Director, Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease; Executive Director, Emory Institute for Advanced Policy Solutions; Chair, Department of Health Policy and Management, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

(Above) PFCD Executive Director Ken Thorpe

Panel One: The Appetite & Atmosphere for Health Sector Transformation

John Harwood, Chief Washington Correspondent of CNBC and Political Writer for New York Times (Moderator)

David Broder, Columnist, Washington Post

John Castellani, President, Business Roundtable

Lisa Davis, Senior Vice President, AARP, Divided We Fail

Karen Ignagni, President & CEO, America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)

Jeffrey Kindler, Chairman & CEO, Pfizer, Inc.

Todd Stottlemyer, President & CEO, NFIB

(From left) Todd Stottlemyer; Lisa Davis; John Castellani; Karen Ignagni; Jeffrey Kindler; David Broder; and John Harwood

Panel Two: Achieving Reforms in Cost, Quality and Coverage in the Current Evnironment

Mary Agnes Carey, Associate Editor, CQ Healthbeat (Moderator)

Robert Bixby, Executive Director, Concord Coalition

Chris Dawe, Professional Staff, Senate Finance Committee

Kavita Patel, Professional Staff Member, Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee

Erik Rasmussen, Professional Staff Member, House Ways and Means Committee

(From left) Chris Dawe; Kavita Patel; Robert Bixby; Erik Rasmussen

(Above) Mary Agnes Carey, Panel Two moderator

Panel Three: Real Health Reform Starts With Prevention

Jonathan Fielding, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., Director of the Department of Public Health and Health Officer, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (Moderator)

Alan Aviles, President, NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation

Corinne Husten, M.D., Interim President, Partnership for Prevention

Eduardo Sanchez, M.D., M.P.H., Chair, National Commission on Prevention Priorities

Joe Thompson, M.D., M.P.H., Arkansas Surgeon General

Steven Woolf, M.D., M.P.H., Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University

(From left) Corrine Husten; Steven Woolf; Joe Thompson; Eduardo Sanchez; Alan Aviles

(Above) Jonathan Fielding, Panel Three moderator

Watch video of the event:

  • Welcome Remarks and Keynote
  • Keynote (Continued) and Panel One
  • Panel One (Continued)
  • Panel One (Continued) with Q&A
  • Panel Two
  • Panel Two (Continued) with Q&A
  • Panel Three
  • Panel Three (Continued) with Q&A and Closing Remarks

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