Friday Oct 9, 2015

"Meaningful Health Care Reform"

Roger Stark

MD and Health Care Policy Analyst

Introduced by: Chris Boland

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We all know that our health matters and there is significant debate on how to optimize the system – both from a quality of care and cost standpoint. Dr. Stark will cover the basic problem with our health care system, historically how we arrived at this point, the future without reform and solutions that maximize patient input and control.

About the Speaker

Dr. Roger Stark is a retired cardiac surgeon and is a health care policy analyst at the Washington Policy Center, one of the largest state-based think tanks in the country. He is the author of numerous health care studies including The Impact of Federal Health Care Reform on Washington State and the book “The Patient Centered Solution”. He has had multiple media appearances on both radio and news television. He has testified before Congress on Medicaid, the state health insurance exchanges and CO-OPs in the Affordable Care Act.
Dr. Stark has served on the Governing Board of Overlake Hospital in Bellevue and is the past Chairman of Overlake’s Foundation Board. He is a member of many professional organizations and is an active member of the Woodinville Rotary.