Connecticut Health Council to Host ‘The Affordable Care Act: A New Paradigm for Health Care in America’ with Senator Tom Daschle

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The Connecticut Health Council is pleased to host ‘The Affordable Care Act: A New Paradigm for Health Care in America’ with Senator Tom Daschle on Thursday, April 11th at the Hartford Marriott Downtown.

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The Connecticut Health Council, an association of health sector leaders who work together to promote Connecticut as a premier center for the development of businesses, initiatives, and technology that improve health care and wellness both nationally and in the State, is pleased to host ‘The Affordable Care Act: A New Paradigm for Health Care in America’ with Senator Tom Daschle on Thursday, April 11th at the Hartford Marriott Downtown.

During his remarks, Senator Daschle will provide a nonpartisan perspective on healthcare reform, discussing how its national direction will impact health care in Connecticut. He will explain how both the public and private stakeholders in health plan to achieve a high performance, high quality health care sector with greater access, lower cost and higher quality.

“The Affordable Care Act is significantly impacting the health sector in Connecticut, and there is no one better than Senator Daschle to help us cut through partisanship and to adapt to change,” Robert E. Patricelli, Chairman and CEO, Women’s Health USA, and co-chair of the Connecticut Health Council, said.

Tom Daschle is a senior policy advisor to the law firm DLA Piper where he provides strategic advice on public policy issues such as climate change, energy, health care, trade, financial services and telecommunications. In 2007, he joined with former Senate Majority Leaders George Mitchell, Bob Dole, and Howard Baker to form the Bipartisan Policy Center, an organization dedicated to finding common ground on some of the pressing public policy issues of our time. Senator Daschle is also the Vice-Chair of the National Democratic Institute and a Board Member of the Center for American Progress. He is the author of Like No Other Time: The 107th Congress and the Two Years That Changed America Forever; Critical: What We Can Do About the Health-Care Crisis; GETTING IT DONE: How Obama and Congress Finally Broke the Stalemate to Make Way for Health Reform; and the recently released U.S. Senate.

“The Affordable Care Act is a game-changer. Businesses would be well-advised to get up-to-speed on its implications,” Tom Daschle, Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader, said. “I look forward to bringing a national perspective on the Act to Connecticut, a state that is embracing the new face of healthcare and committed to growing its local healthcare economy.”

Led by co-chairs Robert E. Patricelli, Chairman and CEO, Women’s Health USA, and Marty J. Gavin, President and CEO, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, the Connecticut Health Council formally launched in December 2012 hosting more than 400 area healthcare and business professionals for its inaugural event. The programming and work of the Council’s Founding Partners is intended to foster collaboration among health organizations, strengthen the connections between its members, and help showcase the health assets and resources across the State.

‘The Affordable Care Act: A New Paradigm for Health Care in America’ is presented by the Connecticut Health Council and sponsored by Women’s Health USA. Tickets are $25/person. To learn more and to register, visit: http://www.cthealthcouncil.com.

About the Connecticut Health Council
The Connecticut Health Council is an association of health sector leaders who work together to promote Connecticut as a premier center for the development of businesses, initiatives, and technology that improve health care and wellness both nationally and in the State. Representing health organizations from across the state, the Council strives to highlight the power of the state's health sector and support its continued growth and advancement. By fostering collaboration among health organizations and providing high-quality educational programming, the Connecticut Health Council will strengthen the connections between members of the sector and help showcase the health assets and resources across the state. To learn more, visit: http://www.cthealthcouncil.com.

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