Press Release


WASHINGTON – The American Action Forum today announced the agenda for an event on Medicaid reform titled “Achieving Meaningful Medicaid Reform” featuring Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Tom Coburn (R- OK) TOMORROW, June 14, 2011 in the Dirksen Senate Office Building, room 562. This event is open to press. 

What:    “Achieving Meaningful Medicaid Reform” – Addresses from Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) 

             and Tom Coburn (R- OK) followed by panel discussions on Medicaid reform and 

             implementing reforms to Medicaid care delivery

When:   Breakfast- 8:30am 
             Event- 9:00 – 11:0am; Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Where:  Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 562
             Washington, DC 20002

RSVP: To confirm attendance at the “Achieving Meaningful Medicaid Reform” event, email[email protected] with the name of the reporter and outlet.


8:30 am      Breakfast is served

9:00 am      Keynote Addresses with questions to follow:
                  Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Tom Coburn (R- OK)

9:30 am      First Panel Discussion- Financing Medicaid Reform

  • Doug Holtz-Eakin, President of the American Action Forum and Former CBO Director
  • Gail Wilensky, Senior Fellow at Project HOPE and Former Administrator of Medicare and Medicaid
  • Nina Owcharenko, Director of the Center for Health Policy Studies at the Heritage Foundation

10:10 am    Coffee Break

10:20 am    Second Panel Discussion- Implementing Reforms to Medicaid Care Delivery

  • Christie Herrera, Director of the HHS Task Force at the American Legislative Exchange Council
  • Kip Piper, Former State Health Commissioner and Senior Advisor to the Secretary of HHS
  • William Winkenwerder, Chairman of the Winkenwerder Company and former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs