Press Advisory

ADVISORY: Can Health Reform Deliver for Providers?

Tuesday, April 14, 2009, 10:00am – 11:30am

WASHINGTON, DC—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.

Keynote Speaker:

Ronald A. Paulus, MD, Executive Vice President/Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, Geisinger Health System

Featured Panelists:

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

Moderated by:

Ellen-Marie Whelan, NP, PhD, Associate Director of Health Policy, Center for American Progress Action Fund

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