The Health Care Summit examines national health policy issues and refocuses them to the regional level through speakers and panel discussions.

Please check back later for a list of 2021 speakers.

2020 Program: Self-Care is the New Healthcare

Prescription Drug Pricing
U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley, Iowa

Sen. Grassley’s work to ensure federal health programs effectively serve taxpayers, patients and providers includes his oversight of overpayments for widely prescribed pharmaceuticals. He will discuss his work to restore competition to help drive down prices with bipartisan legislation.

A Non-Partisan View Health Care Issues in the 2020 Election
Paul von Ebers
President, Prospective Health LLC

Based on decades of experience in senior management at Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Mr. von Ebers will review health policy issues in this election cycle, including Medicare for All, modifying the ACA, price transparency, drug price regulation and the mood of voters.

Evolution of the Healthcare Consumer
Dr. Tim Sagers
Medical Director, MercyCare Business Health Solutions

The healthcare consumer is evolving. Driven by high costs, increased financial responsibility and new technologies consumer behaviors are beginning to change. Understanding the healthcare consumer is essential to the development of programming and benefit design changes.

Marijuana in the Workplace: Legal and medical trends, associated health effects and implications to employers
Cindy Hanawalt
Occupational Medicine Specialist, UnityPoint Work Well Solutions

Increase in recreational and medical use as well as trends in legalization of use put employers in a difficult position to ensure workplace safety as well as compliance with state and federal legislation. This presentation has been developed to help guide employers regarding marijuana use in the workplace and understand legal and social trends in the community.

Transforming How People Access Healthcare
Pete Coen
Director of Broker and Consultant Development, Teladoc

Having worked in virtual healthcare for over a decade, Pete Coen will discuss how consumers have adopted virtual health care, its capabilities, and projected growth.

Mental Health Panel Discussion
Renee Schulte
Founding Consultant, Schulte Consulting LLC

Ben Rogers
Linn County Board of Supervisors

Samantha Rogers
Senior Human Resources Manager, Skywalk Group

Joel Spoonheim
Director, Health & Well-being, HealthPartners

Dr. Alex Thompson
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of Iowa Health Care

Unable to join us last year? Check out photos from the 2020 Health Care Summit.

Interested in being more involved with the event as a sponsor? Contact Rhonda Roskos for more information.

Live Webinar
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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Individual Fee: NA
Table Seating: NA
Registration End: 2/5/2021
Contact: Ashley Moore
Phone: (319) 665-6397, x 311

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