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Registration will open at 8:00 am at the Newseum's Knight Studio (3rd Floor).
Americans' life expectancy is 80 years, but despite living longer, we are faced with more chronic disease and more people with multiple chronic conditions. Much of this is driven by obesity. Taken together, these facts are driving health care costs sky-high and threatening the long-term viability of our health system – including Medicare. Obesity and obesity-related disease costs the United States more than $200 billion dollars.
CQ Roll Call’s policy breakfast briefing Addressing the Cost of Obesity in America’s Aging Population will bring together health leaders and policymakers for a health policy forum that will examine obesity in an aging American population and discuss comprehensive solutions to ease the health and economic burden for patients, families and society as a whole.
Join the conversation: #costofobesity
Moderated by: David Hawkings, Senior Editor, Roll Call
Sen. Thomas Carper (D-Del.)
Senator Carper, now in his third term, has worked extensively on reforming our health care system, improving our environment, and ensuring that federal programs are run efficiently and effectively. As a member of the Senate Finance Committee, Senator Carper helped craft the Affordable Care Act with a focus on how to improve our health care system by reducing costs, getting better results, and empowering consumers with the tools and resources they need to achieve better health and wellness.
Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.)
Congressman Erik Paulsen, sworn in to serve his third term representing Minnesota’s Third Congressional District, is a member of the Ways & Means Committee, which has jurisdiction over health care, economic and trade policy and is the chief tax writing committee in the House of Representatives. Rep. Paulsen serves as co-chair of the House Medical Technology Caucus and is a leader in advocating for the medical technology industry, the life-saving technologies it provides to patients, and the hundreds of thousands of jobs it supports.
Fmr. HHS Secy. Tommy Thompson
Tommy G. Thompson is the chairman and chief executive officer of Thompson Holdings, and former United States Health and Human Services (HHS) secretary and four-term governor of Wisconsin. As HHS secretary from 2001-05, Governor Thompson led the administration’s successful passage and implementation of the Medicare prescription drug benefit for America’s seniors. After leaving public office, Governor Thompson joined the private sector and expanded his efforts to develop innovative solutions to the health care challenges facing American families, businesses, communities, states and the nation as a whole.
PANEL DISCUSSION FOLLOWED BY Q&A
Moderated by: Adriel Bettelheim, Managing Editor, Health, CQ Roll Cal
Alex Brill is the founder and CEO of Matrix Global Advisors and a research fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where he studies the impact of tax policy on the US economy as well as the fiscal, economic, and political consequences of tax, budget, health care, retirement security, and trade policies.
Dr. Scott Kahan
Dr. Scott Kahan is a physician trained in both clinical medicine and public health. His clinical practice specializes in weight management and obesity medicine, and he serves as Director of the National Center for Weight and Wellness, a multidisciplinary obesity treatment clinic in Washington, DC.
Don W. Bradley, MD, MHS-CL
Don W. Bradley, MD, MHS-CL has faculty appointments and teaches regularly at Duke and UNC Medical Schools. His research interests include system approaches to improve clinical outcomes and satisfaction with care, including reimbursement methodologies, disclosure of reimbursement methodologies to patients, and development of collaborative physician networks and relationships (e.g., centers of excellence and clinical studies).
When: April 30, 2015, 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Where: The Newseum's Knight Studio (3rd Floor), 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC
Note: This will be a widely attended event.
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