Wednesday, May 9, 2012

MDRP 2012 Session Spotlight: Point/Counterpoint: Impact of the Election on Healthcare Reform—What’s Coming and How Will it Affect the Pharmaceutical Industry?

The government has the power to completely overhaul the way the pharmaceutical industry does business. With healthcare reform, we saw a huge increase in the number of people eligible for Medicaid and the 340B program, a redefinition of pricing calculations, and the addition of Managed Medicaid to the rebate system. All of these things had a huge impact on the financials of each manufacturer. Healthcare reform is a hot button topic at every election and this year will likely be no different. The outcome of either candidate’s election could mean a slew of new laws on Medicaid or Medicare, significantly impacting the way government reimbursement programs function. These keynote speakers presenting the "Point/Counterpoint: Impact of the Election on Healthcare Reform—What’s Coming and How Will it Affect the Pharmaceutical Industry?" session are experts in the Healthcare landscape and will give an insider’s view to how each party will approach current healthcare legislation, and potentially move forward if elected.

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Featured Session: Point/Counterpoint: Impact of the Election on Healthcare Reform—What’s Coming and How Will it Affect the Pharmaceutical Industry?

Featured Speaker representing the Democrats: Paul Begala, Political Analyst & Commentator, CNN; Columnist, Newsweek & The Daily Beast
About Paul:  He is a political analyst for CNN, and part of a political team that won an Emmy for its coverage of the 2006 elections and a Peabody Award for its coverage of the 2008 Presidential election. He served as counselor to President Clinton in the White House, where he helped define and defend the Administration's agenda, from the State of the Union Address to the economic, domestic and International issues the White House faces each day. He helped launch the political magazine George and is the author of several New York Times best-selling books, including Is Our Children Learning? The Case Against George W. Bush and Buck Up, Suck Up, and Come Back When You Foul Up. He is also a columnist for Newsweek and The Daily Beast.

Featured Speaker representing the Republicans: Dan Crippen, Fmr. Director, Congressional Budget Office, Executive Director, National Governor’s Association
About Dan: Dan Crippen serves as the executive director of the National Governors Association (NGA). As executive director, he works with governors to identify and prioritize the most pressing issues facing states and oversees the day-to-day operations of the association. Prior to his work at NGA, Crippen served as the director of the Congressional Budget Office from 1999 to 2002, supporting the Congressional budget process and providing expert analysis to guide and inform economic decision making. Since CBO, Crippen has worked in the private and nonprofit sectors primarily on health care—including Medicaid, health IT, and health care for elderly and complex patients.

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