One of the best parts about working for Lovell Communications in Washington, D.C., is the proximity to Capitol Hill. Even if you're not a political junkie, you can't help but get caught up in the conversation about the latest controversial legislation, political gaffe, or the looming "crisis" our country is facing during any given week.
But once a year, I get to go a little deeper and get a true Inside-The-Beltway look at the world of healthcare policy by attending the Nashville Health Care Council's Leadership Health Care delegation to Washington, D.C. This annual trip offers emerging leaders in Nashville's health care community access to thought leaders, administration officials and policy makers who are shaping the healthcare industry.
This year's event was held in March and focused heavily on prospects for entitlement reform. About 80 delegates from Nashville and beyond had the chance to hear from members of Tennessee's Congressional Delegation and speakers such as Gail Wilensky, the former administrator of the Health Care Financing Administration, and healthcare scholars at think tanks American Enterprise Institute, The Heritage Foundation and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
Of course, Lovell didn't just sit on the sidelines during this event. Our partnership with LHC had us taking copious notes and live-blogging the event for those who couldn't make the trip. To read the coverage and find out what we learned during the trip, check out the blog posts from Day One and Day Two on the Nashville Post's Business Blog.
For those of you who were in attendance, let us know your thoughts about the trip and what you learned - by leaving a comment below.
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