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On November 15, 2012 at the Seaport Hotel in Boston, over 400 attendees came to hear discussions on the outcome of the November elections and their ramifications on the health care system. MAHP's 11th Annual Conference examined what Decision 2012 means for the country, its potential impact on the economy, and how the elections affect health care reform efforts in Massachusetts as well as Washington, D.C.
Massachusetts Governor Deval L. Patrick
Delivers Opening Remarks at MAHP's 2012 Annual Conference
In his talk, Understanding Decision 2012: Where Do We Go from Here, Mr. Gergen provided his perspective on the 2012 elections, including how they may affect the political discourse in Washington, their influence on the economy, and the key issues that the health care sector will need to consider. www.davidgergen.com
Co-founder and President of Anderson Robbins Research, Chris addressed What the Elections Tell Us, and provide local and national perspective on the 2012 election results, what it means for Massachusetts and what the results mean for health care as a whole. Over the past 15 years, Chris has worked on virtually every significant public policy issue that has faced the country including extensive work in the health care. www.andersonrobbins.com
Robert Berenson, MD, Institute Fellow, Urban Institute
In his talk, The Future of Health Care: Competition v. Consolidation, Dr. Berenson provided his perspective on potential approaches for containing health care costs in light of ongoing federal, state and marketplace changes in the health care system. Dr. Berenson is a board-certified internist and an expert in health care policy, particularly Medicare. He has experience practicing medicine, serving in senior positions in two Administrations, and helping organize and manage a successful preferred provider organization.