State of Reform Health Policy Conference – Washington 2015

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StOR-Logo-WA-15-PlaceDateThe State of Reform Health Policy Conference is focused on bridging the gap between health care policy and political reality. Too often, those with good ideas for reforming health care don’t have a solid understanding of how the legislative process works. Those who understand politics don’t always comprehend the intricacies of the health care system.

Our inaugural event in January 2011 attempted to pick up where the former University of Washington Legislative Conference left off. Professional networking, market intelligence, and policy discussions were central to our considerations about structure and content.

Our second event held the following January featured keynote addresses from Washington State gubernatorial candidates Rob McKenna and Jay Inslee, while our Convening Panel shaped an agenda focused on what they called a “reality check” – the realization that the road ahead would be even harder than they imagined.

During our third year we were honored to feature Governor Jay Inslee as our closing keynote speaker. Click here to watch the Governor’s comments at the 2013 State of Reform Health Policy Conference.

At our most recent event in January 2014, Governor Jay Inslee joined us again, this time as our lunch keynote. Following the Governor’s comments, our lively panel discussion included Dorothy Teeter, Director of the Washington State Health Care Authority, Kevin Quigley, Secretary at Washington State Department of Social & Health Services, and Susan Johnson, Director, Region X, US Department of Health & Human Services.

Now we focus on crafting our 2015 conference. If you are interested in knowing where health care is heading in Washington State, you won’t want to miss this event.
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