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Better Health Sponsors Blogger-Politician Healthcare Reform Discussion At National Press Club

To join the event live, please contact john.briley@getbetterhealth.com Seating is limited…

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Congressman Paul Ryan

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Media Personality Rea Blakey


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 9, 2009

Health Care Reform: Putting Patients First

Elected Officials Join America’s Top Medical Bloggers to Discuss the Real,

Clinical Impact of Health Care Reform

    WHAT: As the health care debate heats up on the Hill, join Representative Paul Ryan as he sits down with top medical bloggers from across the country to discuss health care reform and its impact on practicing clinicians. This keynote discussion will be followed by two panels of physician and nurse bloggers who will highlight the importance of putting patients first.  Topics covered will include key barriers to health care quality, affordability, and access as well as the potential pitfalls of a new public plan and ways to fix the current system without investing billions in a new one.

WHEN: Friday, July 17, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: The National Press Club, Broadcast Operations Center 4th Floor, 529 14th St. NW, Washington, DC
WHO: Keynote: Representative Paul Ryan, (R-WI), House Budget Committee Ranking MemberModerator: Rea Blakey, Emmy award-winning health reporter and news anchor, previously with ABC, CNN, and now with Discovery Health

Host: Val Jones, M.D., CEO and Founder of Better Health

Policy Expert: Robert Goldberg, Ph.D., co-founder and vice president of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest (CMPI)

Primary Care Panelists:

Kevin Pho, M.D., Internist and author of KevinMD

Rob Lamberts, M.D., Med/Peds specialist and author of Musings of a Distractible Mind

Alan Dappen, M.D., Family Physician and Better Health contributor

Valerie Tinley, N.P., Nurse Practitioner and Better Health contributor

Specialty Care Panelists:

Kim McAllister, R.N., Emergency Medicine nurse and author of Emergiblog

Westby Fisher, M.D., Cardiac Electrophysiologist and author of Dr.Wes

Rich Fogoros, M.D., Cardiologist and author of CovertRationingBlog

And Fixing American Healthcare

Jim Herndon, M.D., past president of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and Better Health contributor

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9 Responses to “Better Health Sponsors Blogger-Politician Healthcare Reform Discussion At National Press Club”

  1. dianej17 says:

    Why r there no pts presenting????

  2. dianej17 says:

    Why r there no pts presenting????

  3. valjonesmd says:

    Just to be clear – the intent of the press conference was to give medical bloggers an opportunity to speak directly to politicians inside the beltway about their healthcare reform concerns. I invited medbloggers who have been the most outspoken about reform, and who have the largest reach – but sadly I couldn’t include as many people as I’d like due to budget constraints, etc.

    The conference needed a name – so as I thought about what medbloggers really wanted to communicate, it seemed to me that we cared most about putting our patients first, and that this message often got lost in the “who’s going to pay” arguments.

    The spirit of the conference is about expressing the need to preserve the patients’ right to choose (along with their providers’ advice and input) the best path for their care. It was never my intention to exclude patients from the conference in any way – patients and physicians/nurses are each others best allies, and we need to stick together!

    Yours in the struggle for quality, affordable, healthcare for all,

    Val

  4. valjonesmd says:

    Just to be clear – the intent of the press conference was to give medical bloggers an opportunity to speak directly to politicians inside the beltway about their healthcare reform concerns. I invited medbloggers who have been the most outspoken about reform, and who have the largest reach – but sadly I couldn’t include as many people as I’d like due to budget constraints, etc.

    The conference needed a name – so as I thought about what medbloggers really wanted to communicate, it seemed to me that we cared most about putting our patients first, and that this message often got lost in the “who’s going to pay” arguments.

    The spirit of the conference is about expressing the need to preserve the patients’ right to choose (along with their providers’ advice and input) the best path for their care. It was never my intention to exclude patients from the conference in any way – patients and physicians/nurses are each others best allies, and we need to stick together!

    Yours in the struggle for quality, affordable, healthcare for all,

    Val

  5. bk2000p says:

    How about Globalize the US medical and Healthcare System! Most of the technical jobs are moved offshore so what is wrong with the Globalize Medical System. American medical services are too over priced and US lawyers use that as a money making machine. So we need an open competition and let user decide.

  6. I believe some changes need to be made to health care, but not the changes that have been put forth. I hope for the sake of the nation that a positive resolution is made by the health care industry.

  7. I believe some changes need to be made to health care, but not the changes that have been put forth. I hope for the sake of the nation that a positive resolution is made by the health care industry.

  8. billt431 says:

    Healthcare reform, in its form today, is more about Socialist Democrat “Command and Control” than it is about helping the uninsured or under insured. The proof of that is Nancy Pelosi being able to brag that she already has the votes to pass a healthcare reform bill, yet those voters don’t know what the final version of the bill will be like.
    Regards,
    Bill
    http://theconservativenation.com

  9. billt431 says:

    Healthcare reform, in its form today, is more about Socialist Democrat “Command and Control” than it is about helping the uninsured or under insured. The proof of that is Nancy Pelosi being able to brag that she already has the votes to pass a healthcare reform bill, yet those voters don’t know what the final version of the bill will be like.
    Regards,
    Bill
    http://theconservativenation.com

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