2017 Hawaii Afternoon Keynote: Hon. John Kitzhaber, MD

John Kitzhaber is the former governor of Oregon and one of the most influential health policy leaders of the last century. He joined us at our 2017 Hawaii State of Reform Health Policy Conference as our afternoon keynote speaker.

Kitzhaber re-designed the Oregon Medicaid model not once but twice during his more than 30 years in public life. That career included being elected four times as Oregon’s governor, and serving as that state’s Senate President. Prior to elected office, Kitzhaber served as an emergency physician in rural Oregon. Modern Healthcare recently rated him #2 on the most important voices in health care after President Obama.