Stakeholders from across the health care system joined President Barack Obama at the White House Health Summit last month to assert their support for reforming the health care system, and committed to assisting the President with his efforts. However, prospective paths to change and consequences of reform vary greatly across health care professionals, health insurance companies, consumer advocates, drug manufacturers and others.
Health care providers — who are the frontline in keeping our country healthy — are absolutely essential to moving forward with health reform this year. In a paper to be released at the event, Bob Berenson argues that health reform can deliver an improved health care system that considers providers’ professional needs. Please join the Center for American Progress Action Fund in welcoming Ronald Paulus of Geisinger Health System, followed by a discussion with distinguished members of the health professional community.
Ronald A. Paulus, MD, Executive Vice President/Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, Geisinger Health System
Bob Berenson, MD, Institute Fellow, The Urban Institute
Cynthia B. Lord, MHS, PA-C, President, American Academy of Physician Assistants
Diana J. Mason, RN, PhD, FAAN, Secretary, American Academy of Nursing
Nancy Nielsen, MD, President, American Medical Association
Frederick E. Turton, MD, MBA, FACP, Chair-elect, Board of Regents, 2008-2009, American College of Physicians
Ellen-Marie Whelan, NP, PhD, Associate Director of Health Policy, Center for American Progress Action Fund