Small Business Majority CEO John Arensmeyer brings small business interests to healthcare reform panel

For Immediate Release: 
Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Media Advisory: Small Business Majority CEO John Arensmeyer Brings Small Business Interests to Healthcare Reform Panel

America's Agenda sponsors May 6 Summit at University of California-San Francisco Mission Bay Conference Center at 11 a.m.


WHO: John Arensmeyer, CEO of Small Business Majority, will focus on small business interests when he joins a panel of experts discussing health care reform.

He will join Richard Gephardt, former Majority Leader, U.S. House of Representatives; Dr. Robert Ross, President and CEO, The California Endowment; Dr. Mitchell Katz, Director of the San Francisco Department of Public Health; and other business, labor, healthcare and government leaders.

WHAT: The America's Agenda Healthcare Education Fund is sponsoring the panel to highlight the emerging national consensus on key components of healthcare reform. The Summit, to be moderated by Emmy-winning political commentator Bill Press, is the fourth in a national series.

WHEN: 11 a.m., May 6, 2009

WHERE: University of California-San Francisco Mission Bay Conference Center, 1675 Owens Street (near 16th & Third Streets)

The event will also be streamed live via the web at

WHY: Reducing costs is a key element of any serious proposal, and work on comprehensive reform is quickly heating up in Congress. Panelists at this event will discuss the major drivers of healthcare cost growth. Areas of discussion will include the role of small business in healthcare reform, disease prevention, management of chronic diseases, health information technology, patient and provider incentives, and modernizing the American healthcare system.

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