Friday, September 28, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
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Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis 
333 Dubois Road
Annapolis, MD

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Kathy Ruben, Ph.D.

Executive Director


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Affordability and Quality: Can We Have Both?

Our 4th Engagement Symposium

An annual symposium to get engaged in Maryland's multiple health care reform initiatives.



Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking

Welcome and Opening Remarks

- Beth Sammis, PhD, President, Consumer Health First

Affordability and Quality: Can We Have Both?

Where have we come from and where are we going?

Affordability and Quality: The Maryland Perspective

The view from four agencies working to address the issues with a facilitated discussion of the impact on and/or challenges for consumers


- Michele Eberle – Executive Director, Maryland Health Benefit Exchange 

- Katie Wunderlich – Principal Deputy Director, Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission 

  - Howard Haft, M.D. – Deputy Secretary, Maryland Department of Health

  - Ben Steffen – Executive Director, Maryland Health Care Commission 


Affordability and QualityPerspectives from the Field

Participants discuss challenges to addressing affordability and  quality. CHF will provide a post-symposium report.

Affordability and Quality: Opportunities for Action -

Policy and Advocacy

Panelists will provide their perspectives on policy, legislative and advocacy
strategies to promote consumer engagement.

Symposium Wrap Up - Get Engaged and Stay Engaged