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Thursday, February 16
 

8:30am

Protect Our Care

Moderators
avatar for Ron Pollack

Ron Pollack

Executive Director, Families USA

Speakers
avatar for Rep. Rosa DeLauro

Rep. Rosa DeLauro

Rosa DeLauro is the Congresswoman from Connecticut’s Third Congressional District, which stretches from the Long Island Sound and New Haven, to the Naugatuck Valley and Waterbury. Rosa serves in the Democratic leadership as Co-Chair of the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee... Read More →
avatar for Sen. Al Franken

Sen. Al Franken

Senator, United States Senate
U.S. Senator Al Franken was born on May 21, 1951, and grew up in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. In 1973, he graduated from Harvard, where he met his wife Franni. They've been married for 40 years, and have two grown children, Thomasin and Joe. The couple's first grandchild, Joe, was born... Read More →
avatar for Sen. Chris Van Hollen

Sen. Chris Van Hollen

Senator, U. S. Senate
Chris Van Hollen has been described as “one of those rare leaders who runs for office because he wants to DO something, not because he wants to BE something.” Chris was first elected to public office in 1990, when he campaigned for the Maryland House of Delegates as part of the... Read More →
avatar for Rep. Robin Kelly

Rep. Robin Kelly

Congressman, United States House of Representatives
Congresswoman Robin Kelly has dedicated her career to public service as an advocate for Illinois families.  Since being elected to serve the 2nd Congressional District in 2013, she has worked to expand economic opportunity, community wellness, and public safety across the state... Read More →
avatar for Sen. Debbie Stabenow

Sen. Debbie Stabenow

Senator, United States Senate
Born in Gladwin and raised in Clare, Senator Stabenow was inspired to first run for office after leading a successful effort to stop the closure of a local nursing home. She was elected to the Ingham County Board of Commissioners when she was 24 years old, and in just two years, was... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2017 8:30am - 10:30am
Regency Ballroom Ballroom Level

12:00pm

A Call to Action
Families USA’s incoming Executive Director and the leader of the Moral Monday movement address the need for action to defend the ACA.

Moderators
avatar for Ron Pollack

Ron Pollack

Executive Director, Families USA

Speakers
avatar for Rev. William Barber

Rev. William Barber

President, North Carolina NAACP
The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II is Pastor of Greenleaf Christian Church, Disciples of Christ in Goldsboro, North Carolina and architect of the Forward Together Moral Movement that gained national acclaim with its Moral Monday protests at the North Carolina General Assembly in 2013... Read More →
avatar for Frederick Isasi

Frederick Isasi

Families USA


Thursday February 16, 2017 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Regency Ballroom Ballroom Level

1:15pm

Pre-Arranged Hill Visits
Those advocates making visits to lawmakers can pick up materials and talking points before heading to Capitol Hill. 

Thursday February 16, 2017 1:15pm - 4:30pm
Regency Foyer

3:15pm

Health Coverage: What has Been Achieved, What is at Risk
This plenary will go over lessons learned from the last four open enrollment periods, celebrate the remarkable accomplishments made, and discuss the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for outreach and enrollment.

Moderators
avatar for Elizabeth Hagan

Elizabeth Hagan

Families USA
Elizabeth Hagan is a Senior Policy Analyst at Families USA, where she focuses on enrollment policy. In this position, she works with national and state partners to identify and disseminate promising practices related to outreach and enrollment in Medicaid, the Children’s Health... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Anne Filipic

Anne Filipic

Enroll America
Anne Filipic serves as President of Enroll America, a non-profit organization dedicated to maximizing the number of Americans who enroll in and retain health coverage made available through the Affordable Care Act. Most recently, Ms. Filipic was the Deputy Director of the White House... Read More →
avatar for Kenneth Goodgames

Kenneth Goodgames

President and CEO, Community Council of Greater Dallas
Mr. Ken Goodgames is the new Chief Executive Officer of the Community Council based in Dallas, Texas. He is only the fifth executive director in the organization's 76 year long history. The Community Council is known for identifying services that are needed in the community, assessing... Read More →
avatar for Larry Levitt

Larry Levitt

Larry Levitt is Senior Vice President for Special Initiatives at the Kaiser Family Foundation and Senior Advisor to the President of the Foundation. Among other duties, he is Co-Executive Director of the Program for the Study of Health Reform and Private Insurance. He previously was... Read More →
avatar for Andy Slavitt

Andy Slavitt

former Acting Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Andy Slavitt has decades of private and public sector leadership in health care. Over his career, Andy has shaped some of the most significant and successful initiatives in health care impacting millions of Americans and the shape of the health care system. For the last two years... Read More →



Thursday February 16, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Regency Ballroom Ballroom Level
 
Friday, February 17
 

8:30am

Special Presentation
Moderators
avatar for Ron Pollack

Ron Pollack

Executive Director, Families USA

Speakers
avatar for Rep. Bobby Scott

Rep. Bobby Scott

Congressman, U.S. House of Representatives
Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott is currently serving his twelfth term representing the citizens of Virginia's Third Congressional District in Congress. Prior to serving in Congress, he served in the Virginia House of Delegates and in the Senate of Virginia. In Congress, he serves... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2017 8:30am - 9:00am
Regency Ballroom Ballroom Level

9:00am

A Physician’s Perspective on the Affordable Care Act

One of the nation’s leading health policy spokesmen and surgeon addresses the role of the ACA in protecting patients.


Moderators
avatar for Ron Pollack

Ron Pollack

Executive Director, Families USA

Speakers
avatar for Atul Gawande

Atul Gawande

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Atul Gawande, MD, MPH, is a surgeon, writer, and public health researcher. He practices general and endocrine surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He is Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Samuel... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
Regency Ballroom Ballroom Level

9:45am

Special Presentation
Moderators
avatar for Ron Pollack

Ron Pollack

Executive Director, Families USA

Speakers
avatar for Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi

Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi

Congressman, United States House of Representatives
Nancy Pelosi is the Democratic Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives for the 114th Congress.  From 2007 to 2011, Pelosi served as Speaker of the House, the first woman to do so in American history.  As the Democratic Leader, Pelosi is fighting for bigger paychecks and better... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2017 9:45am - 10:00am
Regency Ballroom Ballroom Level

11:30am

12:45pm

Consumer Health and Health Equity Advocate Awards Presentation
Moderators
avatar for Philippe Villers

Philippe Villers

Families USA Board
Mr. Villers is the cofounder of Families USA. In 1981, he and his wife, Kate Villers, founded the organization, which was initially called The Villers Foundation. He has served as its President and as a permanent member of the Board of Directors since its inception. Mr. Villers is... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Dawes

Daniel Dawes

Executive Director of Government Relations, Health Policy and External Affairs, Morehouse School of Medicine
Daniel E. Dawes, Esq. is a healthcare attorney and the Executive Director of Government Relations, Health Policy and External Affairs at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. The author of several publications on health reform and health equity; he now adds to his repertoire... Read More →
avatar for Jessie Menkens

Jessie Menkens

Alaska Primary Care Association
avatar for Cindy Zeldin

Cindy Zeldin

Executive Director, Georgians for a Healthy Future


Friday February 17, 2017 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Regency Ballroom Ballroom Level

3:15pm

What to Expect in Congress

The former Senate Democratic Leader addresses the efforts to find a replacement for the Affordable Care Act followed by a discussion of the politics involved with a leading Democratic and Republican health policy  leaders.


Moderators
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Craig Obey

Families USA

Speakers
avatar for Tom Daschle

Tom Daschle

Senator Daschle is the Founder and CEO of The Daschle Group, A Public Policy Advisory of Baker Donelson. The Daschle Group is a full-service strategic advisory firm that advises clients on a broad array of economic, policy and political issues.​ Senator Daschle has participated... Read More →
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Chris Jennings

Chris Jennings is a healthcare policy veteran of the White House, Congress, and the private sector. He has more than 30 years of experience that includes eight years with the Clinton White House, 10 years as a Senate aide on Capitol Hill, a far-reaching network in the world of healthcare... Read More →
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Rodney Whitlock

Rodney is a veteran health care policy professional with more than 20 years of experience working with the US Congress, where he served as health policy advisor and as Acting Health Policy Director for Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa and, earlier, on the staff of... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Regency Ballroom Ballroom Level
 
Saturday, February 18
 

9:30am

Special Presentation: Meet Families USA’s Next Executive Director
Moderators
avatar for Patrick Willard

Patrick Willard

Health Action Director, Families USA

Speakers
avatar for Frederick Isasi

Frederick Isasi

Families USA


Saturday February 18, 2017 9:30am - 10:00am
Regency Ballroom Ballroom Level

10:00am

Standing up for the Health of our Nation

The leader of the Nuns on the Bus shares hope and challenge for the road ahead.


Moderators
avatar for Ron Pollack

Ron Pollack

Executive Director, Families USA

Speakers
avatar for Sister Simone Campbell

Sister Simone Campbell

Executive Director, NETWORK
Sister Simone Campbell is the Executive Director of NETWORK. Sister Simone Campbell has served as Executive Director of NETWORK since 2004. She is a religious leader, attorney and poet with extensive experience in public policy and advocacy for systemic change. In Washington, she... Read More →


Saturday February 18, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Regency Ballroom Ballroom Level