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Gov. Steve Beshear (D-Ky.), Rep. Michael Burgess (R-Texas) And Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) To Keynote "Countdown To Transformation Forum"

A National Journal LIVE Event

WASHINGTON , Oct. 1st, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --  On Thursday, October 3, National Journal will host " Countdown to Transformation Forum: A Roadmap to Health Care's Next Era—90 Days Out," an in-depth conversation examining the complex political, medical, and business forces at play during the full implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

At the start of 2014, every component of the American health care system will hurtle into a new era, as all of the interlocking pieces of the Affordable Care Act go into effect. The law's implementation will produce seismic changes across the entire health ecosystem, impacting everything from the delivery of care to job growth.

Join  National Journal for a preview of what could be the most significant day in the history of health care—90 days before it becomes a reality. This half-day forum will examine the complex political, medical, and business ramifications of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Participants will include key decision-makers from all corners affected by the new law.

First Keynote Speaker:The Hon.  Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), Member, U.S. House of Representatives Moderated by: Ronald Brownstein , Editorial Director, Atlantic Media

Second Keynote Speaker:The Hon.  Michael C. Burgess, M.D., (R- Texas), U.S. House of Representatives Moderated by: Maggie Fox , Senior Writer,  NBC News and

Third Keynote Speaker:The Hon.  Steve Beshear (D), Governor, Commonwealth of KentuckyModerated by: Ronald Brownstein , Editorial Director, Atlantic Media

The event will also include panel discussions featuring:
  • Kirsten Axelsen ,Vice President, Worldwide Policy and Public Affairs, Pfizer Inc.
  • Katherine Hayes , Director of Health Policy, Bipartisan Policy Center
  • Daniel Hilferty , Chief Executive Officer, Independence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Jean Johnson , Ph.D., RN, FAAN, Chair of the Board, Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation; Dean, the George Washington University School of Nursing
  • Charles Kennedy , M.D.,Chief Executive Officer, Accountable Care Solutions, Aetna
  • Jay Khosla , Chief Health Counsel for Republican Staff, U.S. Senate Committee on Finance
  • Clifford Ko , M.D., Medical Director, Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons
  • Jennifer Lee, M.D., Board of Directors, Arlington Free Clinic
  • Todd McCracken , President & Chief Executive Officer, National Small Business Association
  • Elizabeth Mitchell , President & Chief Executive Officer, Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement
  • Elissa Passiment, Executive Vice President, American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Thomas Priselac , President & Chief Executive Officer, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • John R. Seffrin , Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, American Cancer Society
  • Neil Trautwein , Vice President and Employee Benefits Counsel, National Retail Federation
  • Steve Zaleznick , Executive Director for Consumer Strategy and Development, HealthPocket Inc.

The event will be held at the  Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Atrium Hall, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (8:00 Registration). For more information on the event and to RSVP please visit: The event will be live-streamed online at To RSVP, please visit: Follow along with the Twitter hashtag #NJCountdown.

This event is hosted by  National Journal and underwritten by American Medical Association and Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. 

SOURCE National Journal

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