Will Our Health Care System Be the Next Financial Meltdown?

Recent crises in the U.S. financial sector have frightened the federal government into action, but we are ignoring an even larger impending crisis in the health care system -- a crisis that is placing hundreds of billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars at risk.

Two national health care experts will discuss the far-reaching implications of this crisis and how the presidential candidates and the federal government can address this issue.

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WHO: Tommy Thompson, former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services; former Wisconsin Governor (1987-2001); and Co-Chair of the Wisconsin Chapter of the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease
  Kenneth Thorpe, Ph.D., Executive Director, Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease; Executive Director, Emory Institute for Advanced Policy Solutions; and Chair, Department of Health Policy and Management, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Policy at HHS under the Clinton Administration

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

2PM-2:30PM EST (11AM PST)


Conference call

(866) 551-3680

Participant: 4698001#

The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) is a national and state-based coalition of more than 100 patients, providers, community organizations, business, labor and health policy experts, committed to raising awareness of policies and practices that save lives and reduce health costs through more effective prevention and management of chronic disease.