The health policy and law firm of Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville, together with the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia and Senator Mark Warner, has co-sponsored a health reform symposium to be held Nov. 18 in in room 325 of the Russell Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill.
The program titled “Health Reform: Where Are We; Where Are We Going?” will focus on several noteworthy health care topics, including the Affordable Care Act and the effect it has had on jobs, health insurance coverage and health care costs since its inception. The symposium also will address the future of the ACA in the aftermath of the presidential election, its impact on consumers and how it might be improved or modified.
Jim Pyles, principal and co-founder of Powers, Pyles, Sutter and Verville, will serve as a moderator for the event. Introductory remarks will be made by Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) and a Republican member of Congress (invited).
Several prominent health policy experts will be speaking at the symposium, including Bob Berenson of the Urban Institute; Christine Eibner, a senior economist from the RAND Corporation; and Kevin Counihan, director of the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight in the Department of Health and Human Services.
The symposium also will include speakers Margaret F. Riley, University of Virginia professor of law; Margaret C. Tracci, co-director of University of Virginia School of Medicine Health Policy Working Group; Brooke Lehmann of the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at University of Virginia; Mary Margaret Frank, associate professor of Business Administration at University of Virginia; and Christopher J. Ruhm, professor of Public Policy and Economics, at Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy.
The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18 in Room 325 of the Russell Senate Office Building located at 2 Constitution Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002. Lunch will be provided for attendees. Congressional staff members, attorneys, healthcare professionals and others working in health reform are encouraged to attend.
For more information regarding the symposium, please contact Powers Principal Peggy Tighe at 202-872-6752 or Peggy.Tighe@powerslaw.com. To RSVP, please contact Kathy Tesi at 202-872-6744 or Kathy.Tesi@powerslaw.com. Deadline to RSVP is Thursday, Nov. 17.