Thursday, September 20, 2012
2012 Health Care Series:
Health Care Payment Reform
Location: Washington Athletic Club | 1325 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101
Registration: 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Luncheon & Program: 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
CityClub Members - $35 | Guests & Co-Promoters - $40 | General Public - $45
Coffee & Dessert Prices:
CityClub Members - $12 | Guests & Co-Promoters - $15 | General Public - $18
Brian Ancell, Executive VP of Health Care Services and Strategic Development, Premera Blue Cross
Susan Johnson, Regional Director, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Region 10
Robert S. Mecklenburg, MD; Medical Director of Center for Health Care Solutions, Virginia Mason
Caroline Whalen, County Administrative Officer of Department of Executive Services, King County
Moderator (for entire 2012 Health Care Series):
Joanne Silberner, Contributor, Public Radio, Artist in Residence, University of Washington
Who actually pays for health care – how much of the burden do government, employers, insurance companies and consumers bear, and how has that shifted over the last decade? Is collaboration between insurance companies, delivery systems, and employers necessary to trim waste within the current system? How do we change health care payment systems in order to effectively cut costs? What can we do as consumers in order to pay for both quality and efficiency?
Thanks to our -
Health Care Series Presenting Sponsor:
Health Care Series Supporting Sponsors:
Co-Promoting Organizations: Alzheimer's Association of Western and Central Washington, Association of Washington Public Hospital Districts, Department of Public Health - Seattle & King County, LocalHealthGuide, Northwest Association of Biomedical Research, Northwest Science Writers Association, Puget Sound Health Alliance, Science and Management of Addictions (SAMA Foundation), Sound Mental Health, Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association (WBBA), Washington Health Foundation, Washington State Hospital Association, Washington State Medical Association
CityClub’s 2012 healthcare series will address the unsustainable rise of healthcare costs for our country, for employers and for individuals. We will look at major factors that drive up healthcare costs and ask: What are we paying for? What should we be paying for? Can we afford it? And, how can we fix it? If you know you love the CityClub health care series, buy your tickets now and save! If it turns out your can’t join us once a final date is announced, you are welcome and encouraged to send a friend or colleague in your place.
Joanne Silberner will be moderating the entire 2012 Health Care series!
In addition to the above event on September 20, the 2012 Health Care Series also includes*:
November/December – Access to Affordable Healthcare
Why do we have a shortage of general practitioners and nurses? What do we do to cover the growing number of uninsured Americans? Should we use a carrot or a stick to drive down healthcare costs, e.g. should we provide less care for patients who don’t take care of themselves? What reforms are needed to make Medicare and Medicaid sustainable for future generations? What countries are doing this better and what can we learn from them?
*Final dates and panelists to be announced.