The Republican Congress promises a shakeup of Obamacare. The answer is complex as healthcare is not only about our bodies, but - from the government's point of view - also about the economy, pharma and insurance trades, our social welfare system - not to mention our religious and moral beliefs.
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|John Boehner - Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives (2011-2015)||NEW TO HWA
Josh Earnest - White House Press Secretary (2014-2017)
|"Speaker Boehner was excellent. It was clear he took into account the material we provided him about the audience and he was right on target speaking with them—especially with small business owners. He provided incredibly candid insights and opinions. The 'meet and greet' was also excellent and he told some great stories. We would absolutely recommend him as a speaker." -Managed Healthcare Associates||In the midst of an increasingly caustic media environment, Josh Earnest was selected by President Obama to assume the most visible job in American politics as White House press secretary in 2014. Earnest distinguished himself – not with bluster – but with a keen ability to marshal facts and construct persuasive arguments that earned him the respect of Washington insiders in both parties.|
|Howard Dean - Physician; Chairman of the DNC (2005-2009); Governor of Vermont (1991-2003)||Tom Coburn - Physician; U.S. Representative (1995-2001); U.S. Senator from Oklahoma (2005-2015)|
|"Gov. Dean was extremely well received by the approximately 600 attendees... [the attendees] were delighted to see the governor, happy to hear him speak, and gave him a standing ovation. He is also, of course, a great speaker, and was very flexible about content. "
-California Medical Association
|"Sen. Coburn was awesome and the reviews have been great." - College of American Pathologists|
|Bill Frist - Physician and Heart-Lung Transplant Surgeon; Majority Leader, U.S. Senate (2007-2007)||NEW TO HWA
Max Baucus - Chair, Senate Finance Committee (2007-2014)
|"Senator Frist was a hit. Several attendees have told me he was one of our best speakers providing valuable insights into the health care legislative process. A couple board members complimented him on his thoughtful and moderate views and the physicians in the audience clearly respected his accomplishments as a physician, a businessman and a political leader. He has an excellent speaking style." -Ingalls Health System||As the Chair of the Senate Finance Committee, Max Baucus ushered the Affordable Healthcare Act (Obamacare) through Congress, vocal even at the time about his concerns regarding costs and lack of bipartisan support, two issues which now threaten the Act's durability under the Trump administration. Baucus discusses the intention and reality of the plan, and what American people and businesses can expect for the next version of American healthcare legislation.|