Contact: Anne Warde
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
19th Annual Health Care Forecast Conference Tackles
Health Care in an Election Year
IRVINE, CA – (February 5, 2010) - Leading authorities and prominent keynote speakers including
Norman J. Ornstein, PhD, television commentator and Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise
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Institute, address important issues facing business and government, February 25 and 26 at the 19
Annual Health Care Forecast Conference hosted by The Paul Merage School of Business, Center for
Health Care Management and Policy.
2010 is an election year and also the year which might see health care reform legislation passed
and signed into law. The impact of health care reform, affecting 16% of the U.S. economy, will be
discussed at length by industry insiders, as well as by Dr. Ornstein, whose keynote address will provide
insight from an inside-the-beltway perspective.
In addition to policy-related issues, conference speakers will address the impact of new
technologies transforming healthcare delivery and competitive forces in the marketplace influencing
business strategies of hospitals and insurance companies.
Over the past 19 years, the annual Health Care Forecast Conference has become a leading
national forum for discussing the economics and politics of healthcare. Each conference includes an
economic forecast for the healthcare industry, a federal budget outlook, updates on state healthcare
issues, and the latest industry trends, giving participants a broader and deeper understanding of the
forces that affect the way health care is delivered in this country. This highly respected event provides
knowledge and insights to leaders in the private and public healthcare sectors who are grappling with
complex problems during an era of unprecedented change.
This year’s conference will be at the Beckman Center, located at 100 Academy Way in Irvine.
Cost for the event is $595.00 per person on or before Friday, February 12, 2010. After that date,
registration will increase to $695.00 per person. For full registration details, a list of speakers and
schedule, visit merage.uci.edu/go/hcc.
About The Center for Health Care Management and Policy
The Center for Health Care Management and Policy at The Paul Merage School of Business
advances knowledge through research and education while providing forums for dialogue on crucial
challenges and concerns facing the nation’s healthcare system today. This interdisciplinary research
institute brings together healthcare scholars, policy experts, and industry professionals to share vital
information and a range of perspectives on such fundamental issues as quality of care, cost, and access.
About The Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine
The Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine offers four dynamic MBA programs – plus PhD
and undergraduate business degrees – that deliver its thematic approach to business education:
sustainable growth through strategic innovation. It graduates leaders with the exceptional ability to help
grow their organizations through analytical decision-making, innovation and collaborative execution. In-
class and on-site experiences with real-world business problems give students the edge needed to help
companies compete in today’s global economy.
Six Centers of Excellence and an Executive Education program provide numerous and varied
opportunities for students and the business community at large to enhance their education experience
and update their professional expertise. While the Merage School is relatively young, it has quickly grown
to consistently rank among the top 10% of all AACSB-accredited programs through exceptional student
recruitment, world-class faculty, a strong alumni network and close individual and corporate relationships.
For more information visit the website at merage.uci.edu.