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Thursday, May 21, 2009

D2: Bright to Hold Health Care Summit

U.S. Rep. Bobby Bright, D-Montgomery, will host a health care summit on May 28th at Troy University’s Dothan Campus. The summit will feature leaders in the health care industry from across Alabama.

The summit will address health care proposals in Congress and their impact on Alabama and the nation. Members of the public and the media are invited to attend. For more information or to register, please contact Bess Ginty at (202) 225-2901 or

WHAT: Health Care Summit Hosted by Congressman Bobby Bright

WHEN: Thursday, May 28 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (central time)

WHERE: Troy University- Dothan Campus
Sony Hall
500 University Dr.
Dothan, AL


1:00 – 1:15 p.m.
Introduction by Congressman Bobby Bright and Discussion of the Path for Health Care Reform in the 111th Congress

1:15 – 1:40 p.m. Overview of Health in Alabama by Dr. Donald E. Williamson, Director of the Alabama Department of Public Health

1:45 – 2:45 p.m. First Panel Discussion, How Health Care Reform Will Deliver Coverage to Those That Need It
Joan Carter, Director, Alabama AARP
Cathy Caldwell, Director, Bureau of Children’s Health Insurance
Frances Kennamer, Director, Bureau of Professional & Support Services to represent Minority and Rural Health

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Second Panel Discussion, How Health Care Reform Will Impact Health Service Providers
Dr. Jorge Alsip, President, Medical Association of the State of Alabama
Michael Horsley, President and CEO, Alabama Hospital Association
Mary Hayes Finch, Executive Director, Alabama Primary Health Care Association (Community Health Centers)

4:00 – 4:45 p.m. Third Panel Discussion, the Importance of Health Care to Employment, and the Economic Future of Alabama
Representative from Business Council of Alabama
David Parsons, Senior Partner, Parsons Group, LLC
Todd Skaggs, Vice President, Laws and Legislation, Alabama Association of

4:45 – 5:00 p.m. Closing Remarks by U.S. Rep. Bobby Bright

-- posted by Markeshia Ricks


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