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Affordability and Quality: Can We Have Both? Our 4th Engagement Symposium

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get engaged - Health Care Reform Symposium


Unitarian Universalist Church, 333 Dubois Road, Annapolis, Maryland

Friday, September 28, 2018 -- 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

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  • Registration [8:30 - 9:00 with continental breakfast]

  • Welcome and Introductions

    • Beth Sammis, CHF President & Co-Convener, Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of MD

  • Affordability & Quality: Can We Have Both? - Where we have come from and where we are going?

    • John M. Colmers - Senior Vice President, Health Care Transformation and Strategic Planning, Johns Hopkins Medicine

  • Affordability & Quality: The Maryland Perspective - The view from four agencies working to address the issues with a facilitated discussion of the impact on and/or challenges for consumers

    • Moderator, Steve Ports - Health Care Consultant and former Principal Deputy Director, Health Services Cost Review Commission

      • MIchele Eberle - Executive Director, Maryland Health Benefit Exchange

      • Katie Wunderlich - Executive Director, Health Services Cost Review Commission

      • Howard Haft - Deputy Secretary, Maryland Department of Health

      • Ben Steffen - Executive Director, Maryland Health Care Commission


  • Affordability & Quality: Perspectives from the Field - Break out session to discuss the current landscape and opportunities and challenges ahead. CHF will provide a post-symposium report.

    • Moderator - Shari Curtis - Program Manager, Maryland Health Connection, Prince George's County Department of Social Services

  • Affordability & Quality: Opportunities for Action - Policy & Advocacy - Panelists will provide their perspectives on policy, legislative and advocacy strategies to promote consumer engagement.

    • Moderator - Leni PrestonVice-President, Consumer Health First

      •  Robyn Elliott, Principal, Public Policy Partners

      • Ellen Albritton, Senior Policy Analyst, Families USA

      • Hillery Tsumba, Director, Strategy and External Affairs Primary Care       Coalition  

  • Symposium Wrap-Up

Click here for a list of Speaker Biographies

Earlier Event: September 27
Maryland Medicaid Advisory Committee
Later Event: October 25
What Are The Latest Trends in Medicaid?