Annual PHAN Health Care Conference (2010)

Where Do We Go From Here?
A Conference on Health Care Reform

SUNDAY, APRIL 25 & MONDAY, APRIL 26, 2010


Check out some photos and press clips from the conference

View the conference agenda

PHAN's 2010 Health Care Reform Conference was a huge success! About 180 people came out to learn more about how health reform will be implemented in Pennsylvania and the benefits it will bring to working families, with insurance and without. A big thank you to everyone who attended.

This page is your one-stop shop for resources from the conference. Below you can access publications and materials that were included in the conference packet, audio podcasts of the main conference sessions and most of the workshop sessions, and PowerPoint presentations from conference presenters.

Publications and Materials in Conference Packet

PHAN Conference Agenda, Pennsylvania Health Access Network

The Future of adultBasic: Preserving Access to Affordable Health Coverage for the Uninsured, Pennsylvania Health Access Network

You can also view maps showing adultBasic enrollment and waiting list numbers by county across Pennsylvania.

High Risk Pools Summary, Pennsylvania Health Access Network

Quick Wins: Who Will Be Helped Right Away By the New Health Care Reform Law?, Community Catalyst

Strengthening Medicare, U.S. House Committees on Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, and Education and Labor

Keynote Address

Speaker: Valerie Arkoosh, MD, MPH, President, National Physicians Alliance

PowerPoint Presentation

Health Care Reform: What It All Means & What Comes Next
Valerie Arkoosh, MD, MPH, President, National Physicians Alliance

Audio Podcast (Note: Dr. Arkoosh is introduced by Georgeanne Kohler, PHAN Activist of the Year)

Download the podcast

Plenary Session: Opportunities and Challenges for Pennsylvania Post-Reform

Panelists: Kelly Hall, Senior Advisor for Health Care Policy for Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz; Ann Torregrossa, Director of Governor’s Office of Health Care Reform; Shelley Bain,  Bureau of Health, Pennsylvania Department of Insurance

Moderator: Amy Reumann, Lutheran Advocacy Ministry in PA

Audio Podcast

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Workshops

The Devil is in the Details: The Exchange 

Panelists: Katherine Howitt, Community Catalyst; Cheryl Fish-Parcham, Families USA

PowerPoint Presentations

What is an exchange, anyway?
Cheryl Fish-Parcham, Families USA

National Health Care Reform: Helping People and Small Businesses Afford Private Insurance
Katherine Howitt, Community Catalyst

Audio podcast for this session is not yet available.

Vulnerable Pennsylvanians at Risk — The Fate of the adultBasic Program

Panelists: Todd Eachus, Majority Leader, Pennsylvania House of Representatives; Kristen Dama, Community Legal Services 

Moderator: Sharon Ward, Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center

Audio Podcast

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Women and Health Reform: Where We Landed and Where We Go From Here

Panelists: Letty Thall, Maternity Care Coalition; Sari Stevens, Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania Advocates; Kate Michelman, NARAL Pro-Choice America and Special Advisor to the Women’s Law Project

Moderator: Audrey Ross, Planned Parenthood, Southeastern Pennsylvania

PowerPoint Presentation

Women and Health Reform: Where We Landed and Where We Go From Here
Raising Women’s Voices of Southeastern Pennsylvania

Audio Podcast

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Health Care Quality

Panelists: Eileen Connelly, SEIU; Renée Markus Hoden, Community Catalyst; Greg Howe, Governor’s Office of Health Care Reform

Moderator: Ted Zimmer, Consumer Health Coalition

PowerPoint Presentation

Opportunities for Better Care in National Health Reform
Renee Markus Hodin, Community Catalyst/ Integrated Care Advocacy Project

Audio Podcast

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Grassroots Organizing and Messaging Post-Health Care Reform

Panelists: Kati Sipp, SEIU; Athena Ford, Philadelphia Unemployment Project; Marc Stier, Health Care for America Now; Michael Morrill, Keystone Progress; Chris Lilienthal, Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center

Moderator: Antoinette Kraus, Philadelphia Unemployment Project

Audio Podcast

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Hitting the Ground Running: The Basics of Private Insurance and New Market Reforms

Panelists: Cheryl Fish-Parcham, Families USA; Shelley Bain, Bureau of Health, Pennsylvania Department of Insurance

Moderator: Sharon Ward, Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center

PowerPoint Presentation

Hit the Ground Running
Cheryl Fish-Parcham, Families USA

Audio Podcast

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Medicaid after Health Reform

Panelists: Michael Nardone, Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare; Katherine Howitt, Community Catalyst; Jay Feldstein, D.O., Keystone Mercy Health Plan

Moderator: Laval Miller-Wilson, Pennsylvania Health Law Project

PowerPoint Presentation

National Health Care Reform: What Does It Mean for Medicaid?
Katherine Howitt, Community Catalyst

Audio podcast for this session is not yet available.

Impact of Health Reform on Children: Implications for CHIP & Medicaid

Panelists: David Callahan, Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children; Ann Bacharach, Pennsylvania Health Law Project; Kathy Yorkievitz, Governor’s Office of Health Care Reform

Moderator: Katy Weeks, Philadelphia Unemployment Project

Audio Podcast

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What Changes Are in Store for Older Pennsylvanians?

Panelists: Ray Landis, AARP-PA; Bob LeRoy, Alzheimer’s Association-Greater Pennsylvania Chapter; Adam Swope, Alliance of Retired Americans

Moderator: Alison Hirsch, Pennsylvania Health Access Network

Audio Podcast

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Health Reform and Expanding Home-and Community-Based Services

Panelists: Raymond Prushnok, Pennsylvania Department of Aging; David Gates, PHLP; Lisa Frank, SEIU

Audio Podcast

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Closing Session: What Have We Learned, and What’s Next?

Panelists: Reena Singh, Community Catalyst; Jessica Larochelle, Families USA; Antoinette Kraus, Pennsylvania Health Access Network

Moderator: Laval Miller-Wilson, Pennsylvania Health Law Project

PowerPoint Presentation

Consumer Advocacy’s Role in Successful Health Care Reform
Reena E. Singh, Field Coordinator, Community Catalyst

Audio Podcast

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Additional Health Reform Resources

Benefits of Health Reform by Pennsylvania Congressional District, Pennsylvania Health Access Network

Health Insurance Reform and Pennsylvania, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Health Reform Subsidy Calculator, The Kaiser Family Foundation

Putting Americans in Charge of Their Health Care, The White House

Health Care Reform Publications, U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce

About the Pennsylvania Health Access Network

About PHAN

PHAN's Leadership Team

PHAN Members

Contact PHAN

Nonprofits with Resources on Health Reform and Other Health Issues

Community Catalyst 

Families USA 

Health Care for America Now

AARP Bulletin