2012 State of the Nation's Health Care Briefing

Annual Report on the State of the U.S. Health Care System

When: January 26, 1:30 p.m.

Where: Your computer (a virtual briefing - please contact David Kinsman or Jackie Blaser for information on how to attend the webinar)

Who: Virginia L. Hood, MBBS, MPH, FACP, ACP president, and Bob Doherty, ACP senior vice president of government affairs and public policy

Dr. Hood and Mr. Doherty will share the ACP's thoughts on:

  • a fiscally and socially responsible approach to the federal budget and public debt
  • the need to consider alternatives to automatic cuts ("sequestration") that will damage critical public health and safety, medical research and workforce programs
  • reform of delivery systems to support high value care
  • the presidential candidates' platforms and what they aren't telling the public - but should - about health care access, cost, and quality

Availability: There will be extensive Q&A time following the formal remarks, and interviews may be arranged at other times.

David B. Kinsman, APR, dkinsman@acponline.org, 202-261-4554
Jackie Blaser, jblaser@acponline.org, 202-261-4572

The American College of Physicians is the largest medical specialty organization and the second-largest physician group in the United States. ACP members include 132,000 internal medicine physicians (internists), related subspecialists, and medical students. Internists specialize in the prevention, detection, and treatment of illness in adults. Follow ACP on Twitter and Facebook.