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January 2007

News from AcademyHealth

2007 National Health Policy Conference
February 12-13, 2007
Capital Hilton, Washington, DC

States are key to the health care debate of 2007, especially their experiences in expanding coverage, improving quality, and addressing workforce shortages. The following are just a few of the state officials who will speak:

  • Kim Belshe, California State Secretary of Health and Human Services
  • Jim Leddy, Former Representative, Vermont State Senate
  • Sharon Moffat, Vermont Department of Health
  • Carmen Hooker Odom, North Carolina Secretary of Health and Human Services 

JUST ADDED – NYC Mayor Bloomberg
New York City Mayor, Michael R. Bloomberg, will make a major health policy announcement at the National Health Policy Conference (NHPC). With coverage issues affecting cities as well as states, his presentation will add a new voice and perspective to the 2007 health policy debate.

Best-selling authors Thomas Mann of the Brookings Institution and Norman Ornstein from the American Enterprise Institute discuss the impact of the mid-term election results for the nation’s health agenda in 2007.

The NHPC is your opportunity to engage with high-level speakers from all facets of health policy on the key health policy issues for 2007-including stabilizing the health care workforce, driving quality improvement, and translating state coverage expansion to the national level. Additional confirmed speakers include:

  • Max Baucus (D-Mont.), U.S. Senate
  • Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), U.S. Senate
  • Katherine Baicker, Council of Economic Advisers
  • Stephanie Alexander, Premier Healthcare Informatics 
  • Stephanie Bailey, Chief of Public Health Practice, Office of the Director, CDC 
  • Kate Coler, Food and Nutrition Services, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Michelle Easton, Senate Finance Committee
  • Julie Goon, Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy  
  • Mark Hayes, Senate Finance Committee
  • Sam Ho, Pacificare
  • Thomas Lee, Partners Community Healthcare
  • Todd McCracken, National Small Business Association
  • John McDonough, Health Care for All
  • Bob Reischauer, Urban Institute
  • Linda Stierle, American Nurses Association
  • Bridgett Taylor, House Energy and Commerce Committee

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