The recent elections completely changed the nation’s political landscape in Congress and elsewhere. As two of the nation’s most respected and insightful political analysts, Thomas Mann of the Brookings Institution and Norman Ornstein of the American Enterprise Institute are well-suited to make sense of the new terrain; they are also two of the confirmed speakers for the 2011 National Health Policy Conference (NHPC), which will take place February 7 and 8 in Washington D.C.

Register by December 21 to save $100. Join Mann, Ornstein, and a cast of leading health policy experts from the administration, Congress, academia, and the health industry to learn about policy priorities for the new congress and debate issues ranging from the impact of the Affordable Care Act on employers to health insurance exchanges. 

Other confirmed speakers at the conference, which is cosponsored by AcademyHealth and Health Affairs,  include:

  • Robert Berenson, Urban Institute
  • David Blumenthal, U.S. Department of Health and Human
  • Jay Crosson, Kaiser Permanente
  • Patricia Gabow, Denver Health
  • Richard Gilfillan, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • Charles Kahn, The Federation of American Hospitals
  • Mitchell Katz, San Francisco Department of Public Health
  • James Klein, American Benefits Council
  • Hal Luft, Palo Alto Medical Foundation
  • Bob Margolis, HealthCare Partners
  • John Santa, Consumer Reports
  • Bruce Siegel, Association of Public Hospitals
  • John Toussaint, ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value
  • Mary Wakefield, Health Resources and Services Administration
  • Winston Wong, Kaiser Permanente
  • Lu Zawistowich, Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission

Don’t miss the administration and congressional plenaries which will feature senior officials from both sides of the aisle. Other confirmed panels include:

  • ACA’s Impact on Safety Net
  • Relevant Training for the Future Health Care Workforce
  • Encouraging Innovation in Health Care Delivery
  • Health Information Technology Post-Health Care Reform
  • ACA’s Impact on Employers 
  • Immediate impact of ACA on Medicaid and CHIP

View the NHPC agenda for a complete list of sessions and confirmed speakers.