Monday, September 23, 2013

Will Hillary Drop In?

This conversation between two presidents was announced a few days ago.  Clearly it is part of President Obama's campaign to explain the Affordable Care Act.  The news that broke this morning via Kate Bolduan on CNN was that Hillary might drop in for this conversation.  She did not cite any sources or elaborate, but I would not want to miss that!  Would you?

President Obama and President Clinton to Hold Conversation on Health Care at 2013 CGI Annual Meeting

September 20, 2013
NEW YORK On Tuesday, September 24, President Barack Obama and President Bill Clinton will engage in a conversation about the benefits and future of health care reform in America and access to quality health care around the globe.  This will be preceded by a session hosted by Chelsea Clinton in which key leaders and CGI commitment-makers will discuss the importance of investing in prevention to tackle the rise of non-communicable diseases, such as cancer and diabetes. This is part of the newly announced lineup of global leaders announced by President Clinton, Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Chelsea Clinton.
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Apparently this conversation takes place near the end of this session.

Plenary Session

4:00 PM -

 5:30 PM

Channel 1

Healthier Futures: Prioritizing Prevention

The rise in non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is one of the greatest threats to global health and economic development in the 21st century, accounting for 63 percent of global deaths. The leading risk factors — tobacco use, unhealthy diets, and physical inactivity — play a major role in the cause of high-burden NCDs such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and cancer.
In this session, key leaders from across sectors will share HOW members can:
• position prevention, with an emphasis on risk factors, at the center of the health debate
• invest in more economical measures to address NCDs — such as early testing and diagnosis — rather than costly treatment
• leverage new insights from the field of behavioral economics to incentivize change at home and in the workplace
President Obama and President Clinton will engage in a conversation about the benefits and future of health care reform in America and access to quality health care around the globe.



Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair, Clinton Foundation


Margaret Chan, Director-General, World Health Organization
Adrian Gore, Chief Executive Officer, Discovery Holdings Limited
Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, President and CEO, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Closing Conversation


President Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States
President Bill Clinton, Founding Chairman, Clinton Global Initiative; 42nd President of the United States
Clinton waits to walk onto stage at US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue in Washington

... and maybe also Hillary!