On Tuesday, May 15, The Washington Post hosts a program exploring the future of health care in America. CMS Administrator Seema Verma will discuss the future of Medicaid and its effects on American health. The event will also feature former U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy, MD who will analyze the effects of chronic disease and addiction on our current system and Highmark Health CEO David L. Holmberg who will discuss the issues surrounding access to health insurance.

The agenda is below. This event will be streamed live on The Post’s site at wapo.st/healthfuture and questions can be submitted via Twitter using #PostLive. Press can RSVP to molly.gannon@washpost.com.

9:30 a.m. Opening Remarks
Kris Coratti, Vice President of Communications and Events, The Washington Post

Matthew Eyles, Incoming President and CEO, America’s Health Insurance Plans

9:35 a.m. The Health Horizon: The Future of an Evolving Industry
An in-depth discussion of issues related to the future of the insurance industry, the affordability of medical services and the evolving health care continuum.

David L. Holmberg, President and CEO, Highmark Health
Interviewed by Carolyn Y. Johnson, Business of Health Reporter, The Washington Post 

10:05 a.m. American Healthscape: One Nation Under Distress
An examination of the country’s public health landscape with a focus on combating chronic diseases, addiction and mental health conditions.

Vivek H. Murthy, MD, Former U.S. Surgeon General
Interviewed by Lenny Bernstein, Health and Medicine Reporter, The Washington Post 

10:35 a.m. Turning the Page: Transforming Medicaid
The head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services outlines her vision for what is ahead for Medicaid.

Seema Verma, Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Interviewed by Paige Winfield Cunningham, Health Policy Reporter and Author of “The Health 202” newsletter, The Washington Post

Event Details
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM (Doors open at 9:00AM)
The Washington Post Live Center
1301 K Street NW, Washington DC 20071

America’s Health Future is presented by America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), with support from The University of Virginia.