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Governor Douglas to Present at Bipartisan Congressional Health Policy Conference


posted at 9:04 am Wed Jan 20th, 2010 by (WherezIt_Staff)

Governor Jim Douglas tomorrow will speak at the Bipartisan Congressional Health Policy Conference.

The Commonwealth Fund sponsors this annual event to present key health policy issues to Members of Congress and facilitate a bipartisan discussion.
Governor Douglas is Chair of the National Governors Association and has made health care reform the focus of his year-long Chair's initiative, Rx for Health Reform: Affordable, Accessible, Accountable.

"Vermont's Blueprint for Health is one of the most critical aspects of our health care reform," said Governor Douglas. "I'm pleased to have the opportunity to discuss with members of Congress the creative and forward-thinking reforms Vermont has implemented, especially as they fit into the current federal health care reform debate."
Governor Douglas will be presenting an overview of Vermont's innovative Blueprint for Health at Saturday's "Promising Models of Care Delivery" session. Other session speakers include Dartmouth's Dr. Elliott Fisher, who will discuss Accountable Care Organizations, and the University of California at San Francisco's Dr. Diane Rittenhouse, who will talk about the primary care crisis.

The session will be moderated by Congressman Peter Welch and will include a discussion on ways to facilitate the delivery of high-quality, high-value care throughout the entire health care system.

The Governor added, "I'm especially pleased join Peter Welch - who I worked with on Vermont's health care reforms and is now a member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, which authored the House health care legislation - at the conference."

Source: Office of the Governor

Relevant Address(es):
Montpelier, VT 05602 (Set as Local)

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