PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE
Thursday, September 17, 2009
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HR 1 BILLBOARD
1:00 – 1:30
1:30 - 1:40
The Health Care Reform Compromise that No One Likes
You have to feel for Sen. Max Baucus—the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, who has been tasked with writing compromise legislation designed to bring warring Republicans and Democrats together on a national health care reform policy, has instead managed to author a bill that alienates almost everyone. Every Congressional Republican has backed away from supporting the bill and liberal Democrats are angered at the concessions made by Sen. Baucus and seemingly supported by President Obama. What about this bill turns off all the involved parties?
1:40 – 2:00
Retail Medical Clinics – Are You Buying It?
A recent study by the RAND corporation shows that the quality of care that one receives at a retail medical clinic when being treated for such common ailments as ear infections, sore throats and UTIs is no less than that of the care they would receive at a doctor’s office, urgent care or ER. With lower costs and shorter waits are retail medical clinics the wave of the future?
Ateev Mehrotra, M.D. -
Representative of American Medical Association
2:00 – 2:30
Airline Passenger’s Bill of Rights – You Gotta Let Me Off This Plane!
After passengers in
David Castelveter, vice president of communications for the Air Transport Association
Kate Hanni, founder, Coalition for an Airlines Passengers Bill of Rights
Kevin Mitchell, chair of the Business Travel Coalition
2:30 – 3:00
Local Washing - When "Buying Local" Isn't Really Local
Communities around the country are signing on for the ‘Buy Local’ movement. Encouraging consumers to shop within their zip code creates local jobs, conserves energy and – most importantly – returns dollars to the local economy. But what does the “local” label really mean? Is it strictly for the mom-and-pops, or does it include your neighborhood Starbucks or Target store? Some big corporations have even been accused of “local washing” – disguising their big-box roots with indy-flavored marketing campaigns. What does local flavor taste like to you?
Stacy Mitchell, Senior Researcher with The Institute for Local Self-Reliance (www.ilsr.org)
She wrote the article on ‘Local Washing,’ and is the author of Big-Box Swindle: The True Cost of Mega-Retailers and the Fight for America's Independent Businesses
Tamara Johnston-McMahon – one of the founders of Buy Local Pasadena, and owner of Anti-Body, skin care company distributed in 10,000 Villages, Whole Foods, etc.
They follow the guidelines established by BALLE – Business
Paul Little, President & CEO,
Representative of International Council of Shopping Centers