Rep. Henry Waxman, D-CA, to Give Keynote Speech at GTCbio's Healthcare Conference Washington, DC Nov. 8-9, 2010

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Congressman Henry Waxman, D-CA, will give a keynote presentation discussing the legislative point of view on healthcare reform at the upcoming Healthcare Reform: Dealing with Hurdles and Building Up Successes Conference, held in Washington, DC, Nov. 8-9, 2010 by GTCbio (http://www.gtcbio.com). This conference will also discuss how healthcare reform has affected each segment of the healthcare industry; from hospitals to big pharmaceutical companies all the way down to small businesses. Shortages in money and increased regulation leave many wondering: what do I do now and how do I do it? The Healthcare Reform: Dealing with Hurdles and Building up Successes Conference will provide an extensive look at the new changes & developments in the industry as well as what different segments of the industry are doing to adapt. Participants will have the opportunity to gain important information on how to work with the bodies that will have jurisdiction under implementing regulations, financial business models & case studies that are necessary to comply with reform and the ways that the major players in the industry are adapting and how you can learn from their successes and pitfalls.

Rep. Henry Waxman, D-CA, to give keynote presentation at GTCbio’s Healthcare Reform: Dealing with Hurdles and Building Up Successes Conference, on Nov. 8-9, 2010 in Washington, DC.

Congressman Waxman will discuss the legislative implications on healthcare reform, and what to expect in changing times.

A leader on health and environmental issues, Rep. Waxman has fought for universal health insurance, comprehensive Medicare and Medicaid coverage, tobacco regulation, AIDS research and treatment, air and water quality standards, pesticide regulations, nursing home quality standards, women's health research and reproductive rights, affordable prescription drugs, and community rights to know about pollution levels.

Rep. Waxman has sponsored a long list of health bills that have been enacted into law. These measures include the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (comprehensive health care reform), the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, the Ryan White CARE Act, the Nutrition Labelling and Education Act, the Breast and Cervical Cancer Mortality Prevention Act, the Safe Medical Devices Act, the Patent Term Restoration and Drug Competition Act (also known as the Hatch-Waxman Act), the Orphan Drug Act, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009.

Rep. Waxman has also authored laws that improved the quality of nursing homes and home health services and that set policy for childhood immunization programs, vaccine compensation, tobacco education programs, communicable disease research, community and migrant health centers, maternal and child health care, family planning centers, health maintenance organizations, and drug regulation and reform.

Also presenting at the Healthcare Reform Conference are prestigious organizations including GE Healthcare, the Heritage Foundation, Booz Allen Hamilton, the Center for American Progress, the American Physical Therapy Association, the American Action Forum, and more. For more information, visit http://www.gtcbio.com.

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