National Healthcare Reform Conference

National Healthcare Reform Conference

September 14, 2010 11:20 ET

National Healthcare Reform Conference Announces Finalized Agenda and Speakers to Discuss Future of Health Insurance Under Healthcare Reform Bill

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 14, 2010) -

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The Top Healthcare and Health Insurance Leaders in the Nation will gather in Los Angeles at the National Healthcare Reform Conference, September 20-22nd, 2010, together to discuss the negatives and positives of healthcare reform and the challenges and, obstacles and the health reform bill will have on the health insurance and healthcare industry. Senior Leaders from health insurance companies, consulting firms, and healthcare providers will for the first time to discuss the upcoming implementation deadline of September 23rd for some of the new rules becoming effective under National Healthcare Reform. 

Jonathan Edelheit, Chairman of National Healthcare Reform Conference said, "It is indeed a great pleasure to see that leading employers, insurance companies, governmental entities, insurance agents and healthcare providers are all coming to the congress to find out how healthcare reform affects them and what new rules and regulations they need to comply with." 

Many leading private and government organizations have expressed admiration on steps taken by Mr. Edelheit and his team to create such an important and extensive congress. As the congress is the dedicated gathering of experts on important subject.

The conference will address issues such as the new mandated minimum loss ratios, pre-existing condition clauses, new rules and regulations employers, insurance companies and healthcare providers must comply with. The healthcare reform congress will also address new mandated benefit for employees and insured.

"Bringing together a dynamic and diverse group of health care leaders, government officials and industry experts, this Conference will engender thoughtful and timely discussion about how the landscape of health care is changing. I am pleased to be a part of this important opportunity to address the challenges and implications of the health care law for all Americans," said Therese Vaughan, CEO of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC). 

Adding more to the topic Mr. Edelheit, also Editor-in-Chief of the Healthcare Reform Magazine added "Undeniably, without the up to date information, many employers and agents will find themselves in non-compliance with the new law, and will not be able to evaluate positive steps. Hence, I am content to see that Insurance leaders are gathering to discuss possible challenges, opportunities and issues related to the country's growth.

National Healthcare Reform Conference is organized by the National Healthcare Reform Magazine,, which is the only magazine and publication that addresses the effect, outcome and the future of healthcare reform. 

The finalized agenda is available at:

The finalized list of speakers is available at:

2010 National Healthcare Reform™ Conference Speakers are:

Brady Jensen, Group Manager, Global Benefits, Microsoft Corporation

Dr. Joseph P. Annis, Secretary, Board of Trustees, American Medical Association

Dr. Therese (Terri) Vaughan, Chief Executive Officer, National Association of Insurance Commissioners

Robert Moffit, Senior Fellow in Domestic and Economic Policy Studies, The Heritage Foundation

Cheryl Matheis, Senior V.P. Health Strategy, AARP

Terry K. Headley, President Elect, National Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors (NAIFA)

Stuart Barton, President, American Seniors Association

William (Bill) Barcellona, V.P. Government Affairs, California Association of Physicians Groups

Dr. Raymond Fabius, Chief Medical Officer, Healthcare & Science Business, Thomson Reuters

Michael Gibbons, Chairman, National Restaurant Association

Neil Trautwein, VP-Employee Benefits Policy Counsel, National Retail Federation

Christopher Khoury, Consultant, Head of Research Healthcare Practice, Gallup, Inc.

Melissa Boudreault, Director of Dell State Health Services, DELL

Brian N. Anderson, Consultant, Milliman, Inc.

Michael Bertaut, Senior Healthcare Intelligence Analyst, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana

Janet Trautwein, Executive Vice President and CEO, National Association of Health Underwriters

Barry Hall, Principal, Buck Consultants

Devon M. Herrick, Senior Fellow, Ph.D., National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA)

Lee D. Reichenbach, Market Manager, Hewitt Associates, West Coast Health Management Practice

Matt Hendrickson, MD, Vice Chair, PNHP, Physicians for National Health Program

Shelly Ten Napel, Senior Associate, State Coverage Initiatives, Academy Health

Craig Froude, President, WebMD Health Services

Eric D. Johnson, Regional Sales Manager, First Horizon Msaver

Rajiv Sabharwal, Chief Solutions Architect, Health & Life Sciences Practices, Infosys Technologies

Rob Thurston, President, HR Consulting Group

Ed Bray, Director of Compliance, Burnham Benefits Insurance Services

Andre Chasse, Director of Benefits, CoreLogic Inc., (Formerly The First American Corporation)

Kristi West, Sr. Manager, Benefits, SPHR-CA, GPHR,  Irvine Company

Kim Buckey, Compliance Lead, HighRoads

Denise Gott, VP of Sales,  LTC Financial Partners

Marcia Wagner, Principal, The Wagner Law Group

Greg Greenwood, PhD., MBA, President & CEO, Human Capital Specialists

David Ries, General Counsel, Human Capital Specialists

Andy Smith, M.D., Vice President/Chief Medical Officer, Saint Francis Memorial Hospital

Jeff Peters, President, Surgical Directions

Jean Patrick Tsang, President, Bayser Consulting

The National Healthcare Reform Conference is a stream of the Employer Healthcare Congress. . Together with four streams 1) Corporate Wellness Conference 2)Voluntary Benefits and Limited Medical Conference 3) Self Funding Employer Healthcare & Workers Compensation Conference and 4) the National Healthcare Reform Conference, The Employer Healthcare Congress is one of the largest US healthcare conferences in the country with over 1,000 attendees and up to 130 exhibitors and sponsors.

About the Healthcare Reform Magazine

The healthcare reform journal is a monthly publication focusing on how healthcare reform affects employers, insurers, insurance agents, healthcare providers and patients and will peel back the onion of the thousands of pages of healthcare reform bill to look at how different aspects of health care reform will really work.

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