Panel to Examine Federal Health Reform, Consequences for Oregon

Oregon Health Forum is bringing experts from Washington, DC, to discuss federal proposals to overhaul U.S. healthcare.

Policy experts from Washington, D.C, will join Oregon healthcare leaders on the stage later this month to discuss Republican efforts to replace or revise the Affordable Care Act.

The commercial insurance marketplace would face new regulations under a bill introduced by Congressional Republicans, and could be changed still further under President Donald Trump’s proposal to create a national, rather than state-based, market.

On March 22, the Oregon Health Forum is bringing together experts who will delve into these proposed changes in-depth; breakfast will be served at 7 a.m. at the Multnomah Athletic Club, followed by discussion at 7:30. Click here to register

The panelists will be:

  • Anne Phelps, U.S. healthcare regulatory leader, Deloitte & Touche LLP in Washington, D.C.
  • Julie Barnes, vice president of policy and political strategy for Cambia Health Solutions, based in Washington, D.C.
  • Patrick Allen, director of the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services.
  • Larry Mullins, president and CEO, Samaritan Health Services.
  • Dr. Ralph Prows, chief medical officer, Adventist Health Medical Group.

Jesse Ellis O’Brien, policy director for OSPIRG and OSPIRG foundation, will moderate.

Tickets are limited and going fast. To find out about opportunities to sponsor the event, email Kelly Jensen at

The Oregon Health Forum is the educational arm of The Lund Report, hosting monthly breakfast forums aimed at bringing important healthcare issues to the forefront. Each event features healthcare leaders, public officials and consumer advocates, both on the stage and in the audience.


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