On Wednesday, June 20, Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex M. Azar II will appear at The Washington Post to talk about his plans to significantly lower drug prices and expand the availability of lower cost health insurance. The program will also feature sessions on rising health care costs and Capitol Hill’s solutions to reduce the burden for Americans and the role chronic disease plays in driving health care spending. Nutritional experts will explain the effects of diabetes, the obesity epidemic and more on the health care system, and examine possible solutions.

Confirmed speakers include:

Alex M. Azar II, Secretary of Health and Human Services
Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Member, U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions; U.S. Senate Committee on Finance
Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Member, U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions; U.S. Senate Committee on Finance
David A. Kessler, MD, Former Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Marion Nestle, Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health, Emerita, New York University

The event will be streamed live on The Post’s site at wapo.st/health202wplive.

EVENT DETAILS
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The Washington Post Live Center
1301 K Street NW, Washington DC 20071

This event is part of an ongoing series that brings the sharp analysis of The Health 202 newsletter to a live audience and features in-depth, live interviews with policymakers and industry leaders in Washington, DC and outside the Beltway.

This event is presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield Association with support from American University Washington College of Law’s Health Law and Policy Program.