Health Care Round Table

You are Invited – (RSVP Instructions below.)

The Future of Health Care in America:
A Roundtable Discussion

Wednesday, September 16
8:00am – 12:00pm
The  Oakland Center at Oakland University – Banquet Room A
2200 N. Squirrel Road
Rochester, Michigan 48309

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy, The Heartland Institute, Consumers for Health Care Choices, and Americans for Prosperity – Michigan, invite you to an exclusive roundtable discussion The Future of Health Care in America in Rochester, Michigan Wednesday, September 16, 2009. Discussion leaders will include some of the most innovative organizations and thought leaders in American health care today. The roundtable provides a forum for individuals from varied backgrounds to come together and work through the challenges facing consumer-driven health care in the new Administration.

Topics to be discussed:

  • Protecting the Doctor Patient Relationship
  • Consumer-Driven Health Care
  • Real Cost Reduction and Positive Behavior Change
  • How Medical Liability Lawsuits Affect Health Care Access
  • Health Reform at the Federal Level

Please join health care experts and other health industry leaders to discuss the latest news in consumer-driven health care, the new administration’s plans for reform, and research and advocacy in the coming year.Speakers include: Greg Scandlen, Director of the Heartland Institute’s Consumers for Health Care Choices; Jack McHugh, Senior Legislative Analyst, Mackinac Center for Public Policy; Scott Hagerstrom, Executive Director, Americans for Prosperity – Michigan; Peter Fotos, Director of Government Relations, Heartland Institute; Dr. Fadwa Gillanders; Michael J. Cutlip of Advantage Benefits Group and Richard Kitch of The Kitch Firm.

There is no registration fee for this event which includes a continental breakfast.

Please RSVP to Robin Knox, Project Manager of Consumers for Health Care Choices at 312-377-4000 or

The invitation to sponsor this roundtable was extended by the Southeast Michigan 9/12 Project.

2 comments for “Health Care Round Table

  1. September 15, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    I’ll be attending and hope to see others there too.

  2. John A. Holeton
    September 15, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    It is against the Law to inflict physical and mental harm against a vulnerable adult.(Michigan penal code 750.145n)
    It is against the law for a caregiver not to follow the Patient advocates instructions.(MCL 700.5511 (3))
    It is currently being proposed that doctors should recieve compensation for advising patients on the advantages of a Living will and “End-of-Life Care”. Who will protect our patients from those doctors!

    What no-one is telling the citizens of Michigan is that our government is not willing to protect them – to prosecute doctors and health care providers for breaking these laws.

    The Living Will, patient advocacy with Medical power of attorney is only as good as the willingness of the doctors and institutions to obey the law and is useless if our government does not enforce it!

    Does anyone on your panel know the horror of watching your loved one die a tortuous death needlessly?
    What we do not need is more buracracy. We need responsibility, accountability and justice.
    We need to hold those in high office accountable for their actions and in-actions.

    If you really want to make a differnce in the lives of the Elderly and vulnerable adults contact me at and i will attach the “Message of Ruth Forsythe” to a “reply” so as you may understand how our governor, attorney general,senators and representatives, and numerous others have turned their back on the vulnerable,justice and the law.How hospice paliative care, living will,patient advocacy with medical durable power of attorney was useless when the doctor simply decided to change the “plan-of-care”.
    How the vulnerable have no champion here in Michigan.

    Sincerely John A. Holeton

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