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Thursday, February 16


What’s Next for Payment and Delivery Reform in the States
As states continue to pursue reforms to improve health care value, learn from  states who have implemented innovative payment and delivery reforms and how you can advance similar models in your own state.

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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 →

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Kaili Kuiper

Staff Attorney, Vermont Legal Aid/Office of the Health Care Advocate
Kaili Kuiper is a staff attorney with Vermont Legal Aid’s Office of the Health Care Advocate (HCA). The HCA assists Vermonters with issues related to health care and health insurance through a wide variety of consumer protection activities. Ms. Kuiper joined Vermont Legal Aid (VLA... Read More →
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Leni Preston

Consumer Health First
Leni Preston currently serves as the President of Consumer Health First (CHF).   In 2016, she led the strategic transformation of its forerunner,  the Maryland Women’s Coalition for Health Care Reform  (Coalition),   into a new nonprofit organization.  While the name is new... Read More →
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Martin Taylor


Thursday February 16, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Regency D Ballroom level
Friday, February 17


Defending Medicare in 2017
With a new congress and a new administration, changes to the Medicare program may be on the horizon. This workshop will equip advocates with a strong understanding of the Medicare program and the risks of commonly proposed changes.

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Ellen Albritton

Families USA

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Gretchen Jacobson

Kaiser Family Foundation
Gretchen Jacobson is an Associate Director with the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Program on Medicare Policy where she directs and conducts a variety of projects pertaining to the Medicare program and the population it serves.  Prior to joining the Kaiser Family Foundation, Dr. Jacobson... Read More →
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Stacy Sanders

Federal Policy Director, Medicare Rights Center

Paul Van De Water

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Friday February 17, 2017 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Columbia C Ballroom level