Health Care Reform: Update on the Issues and the Debate That Will Never End

Jan. 7, 2010

Medical care quality assurance and the rising costs of health insurance continue to be perplexing political issues, as well as complex ethical, legal, financial and management challenges. Perhaps the most daunting health care statistic in the United States is how much we spend on it as a percentage of our economy: more than 16 percent. Most developed nations spend only 8-12 percent of their GDP on health care. Join the Tower Forum as it presents a panel of health care experts – moderated by David Hoskinson, vice president of Pediatrix Medical Group – that will assess the latest federal legislative proposals and most promising strategies from Washington D.C., Tallahassee and South Florida to help consumers get quality care and affordable coverage.

SPEAKERS:

Linda Quick, president, South Florida Hospital and Healthcare Association Linda works with more than 50 hospitals and 100 associate members doing health policy advocacy at the local, state and national levels. She also coordinates educational programs for consumers and for the Association members management and staff.

Alberto Casaretto, MD, president, Broward County Medical Association Dr. Casaretto is the current elected leader of the Broward County Medical Association, representing 1,500 physicians and physician assistants in Broward County. His nephrology practice, Renal Electrolyte & Hypertension Consultants of South Florida, has locations in Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach and Boca Raton.

Rachel Sapoznik, president, Sapoznik Insurance Rachel founded her employee benefits agency/brokerage in 1987. Her team specializes in helping local, regional and national groups navigate through purchasing health insurance and other benefit programs for employees and their dependents.

SPONSOR:       Broward Health