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Senate Health Care Reform Summit now underway — LIVE VIDEO FEED

UPDATED — PDF files of ALL Speakers’ remarks now online!

Luncheon Speaker — J. Craig Venter, on the Human Microbiome Project:

As promised, here is a LIVE VIDEO FEED for the Senate Health Care Summit, scheduled to run until 4:30 pm EDT — Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernake is speaking now. . . adding much more over the morning, now. NOTE: IF YOU SEE NO LIVE VIDEO FROM AN EARLIER MORNING FEED, SIMPLY MOVE DOWN THE AGENDA, AND CLICK ON THE CURRENT EDT TIME’S SESSION, TO GET A LINK TO A LIVE FEED [at the moment, the current live feed is now Senator John Kerry’s Panel Discussion — “Trends in Employer-Sponsored Health Coverage — “Insurance Market Reform — Chaired by Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) and Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) @ Noon, EDT]:

June 16, 2008 Library of Congress Washington, D.C.

Agenda

8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Buffet Breakfast

Madison Building, Madison Hall – First Floor

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Gavel and Opening Remarks

Max Baucus & Chuck Grassley, Summit Co-Chairs

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Madison Building, Mumford Room – Sixth Floor

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Plenary Session I

Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke [PDF Remarks]

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Madison Building, Mumford Room – Sixth Floor

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions

Lessons from International Health Systems

Madison Building, Mumford Room – Sixth Floor

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Moderator: Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.)

Featured Guest:

• T.R Reid – author, Washington Post Bureau Chief, and FRONTLINE correspondent for the recent documentary “Sick Around the World”

Trends in Employer-Sponsored Health Coverage

Madison Building, West Dining Room – Sixth Floor

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Co-Chairs: Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Senator Gordon Smith (R-Ore.)

Featured Guests:

• Andy Stern, Service Employees International Union

• Carl Redman, Innovation Construction and Bear Electric

• Craig Barrett, Intel Corporation

• Jonathan Gruber, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

• Paul Fronstin, Employee Benefit Research Institute

Delivery System Reform – The Need For Transparency, Payment Reform, and Improved Care Coordination

Madison Building, Pickford Theater – Third Floor

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Co-Chair: Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.)

Featured Guests:

• Debra Ness, National Partnership for Women and Families

• Dean Ornish, Preventive Medicine Research Institute, University of California, San Francisco

• Jack Cochran, Kaiser Permanente

• Kenneth E. Thorpe, Health Policy and Management, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

Insurance Market Reform

Madison Building, Room LM-139 – First Floor

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Co-Chairs: Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) and Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah)

Featured Guests:

• Stuart Butler, Heritage Foundation

• Reed Tuckson, UnitedHealth Group

• Janet Trautwein, National Association of Health Underwriters

• Karen Pollitz, Georgetown University

12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Plenary Session II

Dr. J. Craig Venter

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Madison Building, Mumford Room – Sixth Floor

12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Lunch and Plenary Discussion

Dr. J. Craig Venter

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Madison Building, Montpelier Room – Sixth Floor

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions

Approaches to “Bending the Growth Curve” of Health Care Spending

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Madison Building, Mumford Room – Sixth Floor

Co-Chairs: Senator Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) and Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho)

Featured Guests:

• Elliott Fisher, Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice

• Peter Orszag, Congressional Budget Office

• Scott Serota, Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association

Role of Public Programs in Health Reform

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Madison Building, Pickford Theater – Third Floor

Co-Chairs: Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) and Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.)

Featured Guests:

• Karen Davis, The Commonwealth Fund

• Regina Herzlinger, Harvard Business School, Harvard University

• Jeanne Lambrew, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin

• Mark McClellan, Brookings Institute-AEI (invited)

State-Based Reform Efforts

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Madison Building, West Dining Room – Sixth Floor

Co-Chair: Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.)

Featured Guests:

• Gary Claxton, Health Care Marketplace Project, Kaiser Family Foundation

• Jon Kingsdale, Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority, Massachusetts

• William N. Lindsay, Colorado Blue Ribbon Commission for Health Care Reform

• Len Nichols, Health Policy Program, The New America Foundation

Best Practices in the Private Sector

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Madison Building, Room LM-139 – First Floor

Co-Chairs: Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Senator Robert Bennett (R-Utah)

Featured Guests:

• Bill Barnes, Intermountain Healthcare

• Brian Peters, Michigan Health and Hospital Association

• Carla Smith, Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)

• Laura L. Adams, Rhode Island Quality Institute

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Plenary Session III

Co-Chair Reports from Concurrent Sessions

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Jefferson Building, Congressional Members Room – First Floor

Moderator:

John Inglehart, Founding Editor, Health Affairs

4:30 p.m. Closing and Gavel

Senators Max Baucus and Chuck Grassley

Jefferson Building, Congressional Members Room – First Floor

“. . . .Our broken health care system is endangering families and sapping this country’s ability to compete economically, and Americans want something done about it. But comprehensive health reform won’t drop out of the clear blue sky -– we have to do some legwork first,” said Senator Max Baucus [D, MT]. “All of us in Congress have a responsibility to learn all we can now, start talking through the sticky issues, and be ready to move when the time comes for real reform. ‘Prepare for Launch’ will bring leaders together now to tackle America’s health care crisis.”

“Policy discussions and debates are fundamental to policy initiatives that achieve broad-based support. I’m glad to support an event that encourages a productive dialogue and gets people focused on ideas and possibilities. Without a doubt, health care matters to every American. This summit is a chance to study the opportunities that exist to improve access and quality in America’s health care system, and to consider what’s involved in making possible reforms,” said Senator Chuck Grassley [R, IA]. . . .

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