Legislative Healthcare Initiatives to be Addressed at the 14th Annual National Managed Health Care Congress

Feb. 8, 2002
Congressmen Pete Stark (D-CA), Congressman Thomas Allen (D-ME)and Senator Christopher S. Bond (R-MO) Confirmed to participate.

The National Managed Health Care Congress www.nmhcc.org/nmhcc) today confirmed its keynote panel of Congressional leaders on pending healthcare legislative issues scheduled for NMHCC's 14th Annual Congress, April 15-18, 2002, at the Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD.
Confirmed panelists include: Honorable Christopher S. "Kit" Bond, R-Missouri, US Senate; Congressman Pete Stark, D-California, US House of Representatives and Congressman Tom Allen, D-Maine, US House of Representatives, Co-Chair House Prescription Drug Task Force.
Entitled "The State of the Healthcare System Address," this panel will discuss the status of various healthcare initiatives, their
expected impact on the industry, and the type of policy support that our industry can expect from Congress in meeting current and future challenges. To be addressed by the keynote panel are pending bills on Patients' Rights and HIPAA compliance regulation as well as rising pharmaceutical costs.
"We are extremely pleased that these key leaders have chosen to address NMHCC. We have made it a renewed priority to engage active, current leadership from government, industry, and clinical care and delivery as part of our leadership position in serving our large and diverse audience of decision makers from across the health spectrum--purchasers, payors, providers and suppliers," according to Julie A. Brown, NMHCC President. "There is no better way to affect positive solutions than to actively engage all decision makers--and we are pleased to see these key lawmakers agree."
Brown continued, "In view of the challenges our industry and
economy now face, it is vital that we know the latest thinking by this country's Congressional leadership on pressing healthcare issues that will affect employers, healthplans, providers and consumers across the board. This keynote will serve to help separate myths from reality on the legislative agenda."