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AGENDA: PRECONFERENCE
Monday, September 22, 2008
(Choose only one Preconference Session)
Preconference I: How to Organize a Local Initiative to Care for or Cover Un and Under Insured
8:00 a.m. Welcome and Overview of Local initiative Models

Carrie Valiant, Esq.
Member of the Firm, Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., Washington, DC (Co chair)
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8:30 a.m. Doing Your Homework: Assessing the Needs of the Un and under Insured in Your Local Market

Debbie Witchey
Senior Vice President, Government Relations, Healthcare Leadership Council, Washington, DC
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9:00 a.m. Legal, Organizational and Governance Issues in Organizing a Local Initiative: Incorporation Options, Tax Exemption, State Practice of Medicine Laws, Necessary Contracts; Liability Issues, Managed Care Models, Use of Medicaid Waivers, etc.

Clifford Barnes, JD, MBA
Member of the Firm, Epstein, Becker & Green, PC, Washington, DC
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Jacqueline C. Leifer, Esq.
Senior Partner and Co-Chair, Health Law Practice Group, Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP, Former Attorney Advisor, Office of General Counsel, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC
9:45 a.m. Humanizing Capital - Creating Financing and Business Models to Care for the Uninsured

David Roe, Esq.
Law Offices of David Roe, Former Senior Attorney, Environmental Defense Fund, Former Senior Counsel, Human Rights First, Oakland, CA
10:30 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. Practical Lessons Learned from Forming Free Clinics

Nicole D. Lamoureux
Executive Director, National Association of Free Clinics, Alexandria, VA

Sheridan Y. Wood
Executive Director, Kansas City Free Health Clinic, President, National Association of Free Clinics, Kansas City, MO
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11:30 a.m. Considering the Alternative of Forming a Federally Qualified Health Center

Roger Schwartz, Esq.
Director of State Affairs and Legislative Counsel, National Association of Community Health Centers, Washington, DC
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12:00 p.m. Adjournment; Lunch on Your Own

Preconference II: Health Reform Primer
8:00 a.m. Welcome and Overview

Ken Terry Author, Rx for Healthcare Reform, Former Senior Editor, Medical Economics Magazine, Woodcliff Lake, NJ
8:15 a.m. How Did we Get into this Mess: History of the U.S. Health Care System and Reform Attempts

Jill Quadagno, PHD
Claude Pepper Eminent Scholar in Social Gerontology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, and Author, One National Uninsured: Why The U.S. Has No National Health Insurance, Tallahassee, FL
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8:45 a.m. Why Managed Care Failed, and What has Taken its Place

Jonathan Weiner, Dr.P.H. Professor of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD
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9:15 a.m. Current Reform Paradigms

Ezra Klein
Associate Editor, The American Prospect, Washington, DC
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9:45 a.m. What are Politicians and Policymakers not Asking about the Health Care Crisis?

Shannon Brownlee
Schwartz Senior Fellow, The New America Foundation, Author, Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine Is Making Us Sicker and Poor, Washington, DC
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10:15 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. Panel Discussion: Where do we go from Here?

Emanuel Ezekiel, MD
Chairman, Department of Bioethics, Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health, Washington, DC

James Floyd, MD
Board of Directors, Physicians for a National Health Plan, Seattle, WA
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John Goodman
President, National Center for Policy Analysis, Dallas, TX
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Kathleen O'Connor
President, Code Blue Now!, Seattle, WA
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Ken Terry Author, Rx for Healthcare Reform, Former Senior Editor, Medical Economics Magazine, Woodcliff Lake, NJ (Moderator)
12:00 p.m. Adjournment; Lunch on Your Own

AGENDA: DAY I
Monday, September 22, 2008
National Congress on the Un and Under Insured/Health Reform Congress
Joint Opening Plenary Session
1:00 p.m. Welcome and Introduction to Afternoon of Day I: The Conundrum of Transforming the Health System

John K. Iglehart
Founding Editor, Health Affairs, National Correspondent, New England Journal of Medicine, Washington, DC (Co Chair)
1:30 p.m. Keynote Address on the Future of Health Reform

Uwe E. Reinhardt, PhD
James Madison Professor of Political Economy, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
2:00 p.m. The Long Term Fiscal Context for Health Reform

Peter R. Orszag, PhD
Director, Congressional Budget Office, Co-editor, American Economic Policy and Aging Gracefully: Ideas to Improve Retirement Security in America, Co-author, Saving Social Security: A Balanced Approach, Washington, DC
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2:30 p.m. Approaches to "Bending the Growth Curve" of Health Care Spending

Robert D. Reischauer, PhD
President, Urban Institute, Former Director, Congressional Budget Office, Member, Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (Vice Chair 2001-2008), Washington, DC
3:00 p.m. Is a Center for Comparative Effectiveness Information Key to Any Successful Health Reform Initiative?

Gail Wilensky, PhD
Senior Fellow, Project HOPE, Former Administrator, Health Care Financing Administration, Washington, DC
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3:30 p.m. Delivery System Reform: Moving from Fragmentation Toward High Performance

Stephen C. Schoenbaum, MD, MPH
Executive Vice President for Programs, The Commonwealth Fund, New York, NY
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4:00 p.m. Break
4:30 p.m. Health Reform Lessons from my Experience at the FDA and CMS

Mark McClellan, MD, PhD
Director, Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform, Senior Fellow in Economic Studies and Leonard D. Schaeffer Director's Chair in Health Policy Studies, Brookings Institution, Former CMS Administrator and FDA Commissioner, Washington, DC
5:00 p.m. How Far Can States Take Health Reform?

Catherine Hess
Senior Program Director, National Academy of State Health Policy, Washington DC
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5:30 p.m. The Implications of Health Reform for the Insurance Industry

Bruce Bodaken
Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Blue Shield of California, San Francisco, CA
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6:00 p.m. The Implications of Health Reform for Healthcare Providers

Donald C. Wegmiller, MHA, FACHE
Chairman Emeritus, Integrated Healthcare Strategies, Chairman, National Board of Advisors, The Center for Healthcare Governance, Former Chairman, American Hospital Association, Former Vice Chairman and President, Allina Health System (formerly HealthSpan Health Systems Corporation), Minneapolis, MN
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6:30 p.m. Adjournment and Opening Reception




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