President Obama’s Forum Health Reform – Attendees

There was not much light shed on the content and format of the Health Care Summit being held by the White House today, but here is the roster and schedule of breakout sessions from Whitehouse.gov

White House Forum on Health Reform Attendees and Breakout Session
Participants

President Obama will deliver remarks to open the
White House Forum on Health Reform in the East Room this afternoon.  These
remarks will be open press.

Following the opening session, attendees will divide into five breakout
groups to discuss ideas on how to bring down health care costs and increase
coverage. Below is a list of participants in each breakout group as well as all
attendees. Each session will have writer pools present; all five will be webcast
on whitehouse.gov and one session will be carried by C-SPAN, which has opted to
share footage with other television media outlets. 

To close the forum, the President will reassemble participants to hold a
dialogue in the East Room. This event will be open press.

Participants
in Breakout Groups:


I. BREAKOUT SESSION ONE: STATE DINING ROOM

Moderator:    Melody Barnes
Moderator:    Bob Kocher

Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-ND)
Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY)
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse
(D-RI)
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT)
Rep. Rob Andrews (D-NJ)
Rep. Baron Hill
(D-IN)
Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL)
Rep. Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO)
Rep.
Allyson Schwartz (D-PA)
Rep. Earl Pomeroy (D-ND)
Rep. John Conyers
(D-MI)
SEIU, Dennis Rivera
Business Roundtable, Ken Powell (CEO of General
Mills)
American Hospital Association, Rich Umbdenstock
American Cancer
Society, Daniel Smith
American Nurses Association, Rebecca Patton
Blue
Cross Blue Shield Association, Scott Serota
Consortium for Citizens with
Disabilities (CCD) Health Task Force,
Peter Thomas
Planned Parenthood,
Cecile Richards
National Council of La Raza (NCLR), Janet Murguia


II. BREAKOUT SESSION TWO: EEOB 350

Moderator:    Valerie Jarrett
Moderator:    Zeke Emanuel

Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT)
Sen. Robert Bennett (R-UT)
Sen. Bernie Sanders
(I-VT)
Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)
Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD)
Rep. Roy
Blunt (R-MO)
Rep. Miller (D-CA)
Rep. Buck McKeon (R-CA)
Rep. Rosa
DeLauro (D-CT)
Rep. Donna Christensen (D-VI)
Rep. Tim Murphy
(R-PA)
Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX)
Rep. Nathan Deal (R-GA)
National
Association of Manufacturers, John Engler
Federation of American Hospitals,
Chip Kahn
University of Chicago Medical School, Eric Whitaker
Pfizer, Jeff
Kindler
PICO, Scott Hersey Reed
National Partnership for Women and
Families, Deb Ness
Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, Fredette
West
Alliance for Retired Americans, Ed Coyle

III. BREAKOUT SESSION THREE: EEOB 474

Moderator:    Peter Orszag
Moderator:    Secretary Shinseki

Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD)
Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA)
Sen. Sherrod Brown
(D-OH)
Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH)
Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY)
Rep. Dave Camp
(R-MI)
Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ)
Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA)
Rep. Wally
Herger (R-CA)
Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA)
Rep. Patrick Kennedy
(D-RI)
Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA)
United Food and Commercial Workers
International Union (UFCW), Joe Hansen
National Federation of Independent
Business (NFIB), Dan Danner
Catholic Health Association, Sister Carol
Keehan
Hispanic Medical Association, Elena Rios
America's Health Insurance
Plans (AHIP), Karen Ignani
Campaign for Mental Health Reform, Bill
Emmet
Asian and Pacific Islander Health Forum, Dr. Ho Tran
Families USA,
Ron Pollack
Center for American Progress, John Podesta

IV.
BREAKOUT SESSION FOUR: EEOB 180

Moderator:    Nancy-Ann DeParle
Moderator:    Diana Farrel

Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT)
Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA)
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen
(D-NH)
Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA)
Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX)
Rep. Jim Cooper
(D-TN)
AFL-CIO, Gerry Shea
Small Business Majority, John
Arensmeyer
American Medical Association, Nancy Nielsen
PhRMA, Billy
Tauzin
National Indian Health Board, Stacey Bohlen
National Association of
People Living with AIDS, Frank Oldham


V. BREAKOUT SESSION FIVE: EEOB 248

Moderator:    Larry Summers
Moderator:    Neera Tanden

Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV)
Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM)
Sen. Ron Wyden
(D-OR)
Rep. John Dingell (D-MI)
Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA)
Rep.
Mike Ross (D-AR)
Rep. Pete Stark (by phone) (D-CA)
Teamsters, Jim
Hoffa
U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Tom Donahue
National Medical Association,
Mohammad Akhter
Children’s Defense Fund, Marian Wright Edelman
AARP, Bill
Novelli
HCAN, Richard Kirsch
University of Miami, Donna
Shalala

White House Forum on Health Reform Attendees

Everyday Americans
In December, 2008 the
Transition’s Health Policy Team solicited everyday Americans to hold Health Care
Community Discussions around the country. The seven everyday Americans listed
below all conveyed problems with the current health care system, expressed a
desire to reform the system, and hosted discussions in their communities on
health care issues.  They were invited to participate in Thursday’s White House
Forum on Health Reform.

Travis Ulerick is a 24-year old firefighter from Dublin,
Indiana. He started out as a firefighter and first responder for the volunteer
fire department on June 28, 2000.  When the fire department became the sole EMS
provider for the southwestern portion of Wayne County in 2007, Ulerick was one
of the four crew members hired to work full-time on the department's ambulance. 
He graduated from nearby Lincoln High School, and is currently a senior at Ball
State University in Muncie, Indiana. Travis hosted a health care community
discussion with other local first responders, doctors, and everyday Americans in
January in the bay of Dublin’s fire station. Recently HHS staff followed Travis
around his job, and he will be featured in an upcoming video on the new
healthreform.gov website. *NOTE: Travis Ulerick will introduce the President at
the opening session.

Julia Denton is a 52-year old
Republican from Yorktown, Virginia. Her husband is an active duty Air Force
dentist with more than 23 years service. Julia currently devotes her time to
caretaking and advocacy on behalf of her son Matthew, who was born with a rare
genetic disorder resulting in multiple disabilities. Although Julia was a
volunteer for the McCain/Palin campaign during the general election, she is now
committed to the Obama health plan. She hosted a health care community
discussion in December and since has continued to support the health reform
effort.

Siavash Sarlati is a 24-year old Iranian-born, American
citizen, and a medical student at the University of Wisconsin. After completing
high school, he pursued a degree in Biochemistry from the University of
Wisconsin-Madison, graduating with honors. Siavash is currently a second-year
medical student at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public
Health, and he hopes to pursue a Masters in Public Health. Siavash hosted a
health care community discussion in December. He is interested in doing his
residency in an under-served urban area.

Yvonne Rubie is a 57-year old from Brooklyn, New York. She
is an active volunteer at House of the Lord Church, where she hosted a health
care community discussion in December. Yvonne has a master’s degree in public
health and uses her skills to promote health and wellness through health fairs,
church discussions, and information sessions on diabetes. In an effort to
continue the community discussion, she is in the process of planning an event in
May focusing on elder care. Yvonne is committed to improving health care at both
the national and local level.

James Stoffer is a 54-year old teacher and small-business
owner from Delafield, Wisconsin. As the owner of a malt shop, James is all too
familiar with the high costs of insurance. Although his family has a history of
cancer, he cannot afford the checkups due to cost. He spoke about insurance
being an obstacle to fulfilling his lifelong dream of owning his own business
and fears that the current system limits other entrepreneurs.

Jose Oliva is a 63-year old Mexican-born, United States
Citizen from El Paso, Texas. Jose works as a Customs and Border Protection
Officer along the Texas-Mexico border. He is a veteran who served in the United
States Air Force from May 1965 through May 1969, and all his higher education
costs were paid through the GI bill and part-time employment. Jose and his wife
have been married for 38 years and have four grown children. In December, Jose
hosted a health care community discussion, where group participants discussed
challenges to people in impoverished areas of the country. Jose believes that
the biggest challenge in reforming health care is by improving access to all
Americans. 

Angela Diggs is a 42-year old Washington D.C. native, who is
the administrator of the Congress Heights Senior Wellness Center, which is a
partnership of the District of Columbia Office on Aging and Providence
Hospital’s Wellness Institute. The center provides health and wellness classes
for seniors on D.C.’s southwest side. In December, Angela helped organize a
health care community discussion.


Members of Congress
Expected to Attend

Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV)
Minority Leader Mitch McConnell
(R-KY)
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) – Assistant Majority Leader
Sen. Edward
Kennedy (D-MA) – Chairman, HELP Committee
Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY) – Ranking
Member, HELP Committee
Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT) – Chairman, Finance
Committee
Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) – Ranking Member, Finance
Committee
Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) – Chairman, Health Subcommittee of the
Finance Committee
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) – Ranking Member, Health
Subcommittee (Finance Committee)
Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) – Chairman,
Appropriations Subcommittee on Health Care
Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA) –
Ranking Member, Appropriations Subcommittee on Health Care
Sen. Byron Dorgan
(D-ND)
Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT)
Sen. Robert Bennett (R-UT)
Sen. Bernie
Sanders (I-VT)
Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)
Sen. Barbara Mikulski
(D-MD)
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH)
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)
Sen.
Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)
Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM)
Sen. Ron Wyden
(D-OR)
Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH)

Speaker Nancy Pelosi
Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) – House Majority
Leader
Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) – Republican Whip
Rep. Xavier Becerra
(D-CA) – Vice Chair of Democratic Caucus
Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) – Chairman,
Energy & Commerce Committee
Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) – Ranking Member,
Energy & Commerce Committee
Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) – Chairman, Ways
and Means Committee
Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI) – Ranking Member, Ways and Means
Committee
Rep. George Miller (D-CA) – Chairman, Education and Labor
Committee
Rep. Buck McKeon (R-CA) – Ranking Member, Education and Labor
Committee
Rep. John Dingell (D-MI) – Chairman Emeritus of Energy &
Commerce Committee
Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ) – Chairman, Health Subcommittee
for Energy & Commerce
Rep. Nathan Deal (R-GA) – Ranking Member, Health
Subcommittee for Energy & Commerce
Rep. Pete Stark (by phone) (D-CA) –
Chairman, Health Subcommittee of Ways and Means
Rep. Wally Herger (R-CA) –
Ranking Member, Health Subcommittee, Ways and Means
Rep. Rob Andrews (D-NJ) –
Chair, Education & Labor Subcommittee on Health, Labor, et al.
Rep. John
Conyers (D-MI)
Rep. Baron Hill (D-IN)
Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL)
Rep.
Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO)
Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-PA)
Rep. Earl Pomeroy
(D-ND)
Rep. Roy Blunt (R-MO)
Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)
Rep. Donna
Christensen (D-VI)
Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA)
Rep. Michael Burgess
(R-TX)
Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA)
Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-RI)
Rep. Jim
Cooper (D-TN)
Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA)
Rep. Mike Ross (D-AR)

Community Leaders and Stakeholders Expected to
Attend


(in alphabetical order by organization
name)

AARP, Bill Novelli, President
ADAPT, Bobby Coward
AFL-CIO, Gerry Shea,
Assistant to the President for Governmental Affairs      
AFSCME, Gerry
McEntee, President
AFT, Randy Weingarten, President
AIDS Action    Rebecca
Haag  President and CEO
Alliance for Retired Americans, Ed Coyle, Executive
Director
America’s Health Insurance Plans, Karen Ignani, President and
CEO
American Cancer Society, Daniel Smith, President
American College of
Physicians, Jeff Harris, President
American Academy of Pediatrics, David
Tayloe, President
American College of Cardiology, W. Douglas Weaver,
President
American Academy of Family Physicians, Ted Epperly,
President
American Diabetes Association, Larry Hausner, CEO
American Heart
Association, Timothy J. Gardner, President     
American Hospital
Association, Rich Umbdenstock, President
American Medical Association, Nancy
Nielsen, President
American Nurses Association, Rebecca Patton,
President
Asian and Pacific Islander Health Forum, Dr. Ho Tran, Executive
Director
Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations, Jeff
Caballero, Executive Director
Building and Construction Trades Department,
Mark Ayers, President
Better Health Care Together, Jody Hoffman, Executive
Director
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Scott Serota, CEO
Campaign
for America's Future, Roger Hickey, Founder and Co-Director
Campaign for
Mental Health Reform, William Emmett, Director     
Catholic Health
Association, Sister Carol Keehan, President and CEO
CCD Health Task Force,
Peter Thomas         
CED, Charlie Kolb, CEO
Center for American Progress,
John Podesta, President and CEO
Change to Win, Anna Burger,
Chair
Children's Defense Fund, Marian Wright Edelman, Founding
President 
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, Irwin E.
Redlener, M.D.
Communications Workers of America, Larry Cohen, President

Families USA, Ron Pollack, President
Federation of American Hospitals,
Chip Kahn, President
General Mills, Ken Powell, President and CEO
Health
Care for America Now, Richard Kirsch, National Campaign Manager  
Hispanic
Medical Association, Elena Rios, President    
Human Rights Campaign, Joe
Solmonese, President
Jennings Policy Strategies Group, Inc, Chris Jennings,
President
League of United Latin American Citizens, Brent Wilkes, Executive
Director     
Markle Foundation, Zoe Baird, President
National Association
of Counties, Valerie Brown, Incoming NACO Chair
National Association of
Manufacturers, John Engler, President and CEO
National Association of People
with AIDS, Frank Oldham, President and CEO
National Association of Community
Health Centers, Tom Van Coverden, President and CEO
National Council of La
Raza, Janet Murguia, President and CEO
National Jewish Hospital, Dr. Michael
Salem, President           ;  
National Congress of American Indians,
Jacqueline L. Johnson Pata, Executive Director            
National
Federation of Independent Businesses, Dan Danner, President
National Indian
Health Board, Stacey Bohlen, Executive Director
National Medical Association,
Mohammad Akhter, Executive Director
National Partnership for Women and
Families, Debra Ness, President  
National Business Group on Health, Helen
Darling, President         
National Association of Children's Hospitals,
Larry McAndrews, President and CEO
National Association of Public Hospitals,
Larry Gage, President
National Rural Health Association, Dennis Berens,
President
National Coalition on Health Care, Henry Simmons,
Founder   
National Association for Home Care & Hospice, Val
Halamandaris, President          
National Women's Law Center, Marcia
Greenberger, President          
National Minority AIDS Council, Paul
Kawata, President         
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Rea Carey,
President
National Hispanic Health Alliance, Dr. Jane Delgado,
President
National Education Association, Dennis Van Roekel,
President
Pfizer, Jeffrey Kindler, CEO
Pharmaceutical Research and
Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), Billy Tauzin, President and
CEO      
Physicians for a National Health Plan, Dr. Oliver Fein,
Director
PICO, Scott Hersey Reed, Executive Director
Planned Parenthood
Federation of America, Cecile Richards, President
Racial and Ethnic
Disparities Health Coalition, Fredette West, President
Robert Wood Johnson
Foundation, Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, President and CEO        
SEIU, Dennis
Rivera, Chair     
SEIU, Andy Stern, President   
Small Business Majority,
John Arensmeyer, Founder and CEO
Teamsters, Jim Hoffa, President
Trust for
America's Health, Jeff Levi, Executive Director            
UAW, Ronald
Gettelfinger, President
UFCW, Joe Hansen, President
University of Chicago
Medical School, Eric Whitaker, Executive Vice President For Strategic
Affiliations
University of Miami, Donna Shalala, President
USW, Leo
Gerard, President
US Chamber, Tom Donohue, President

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One Response to President Obama’s Forum Health Reform – Attendees

  1. Sj73008 says:

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