Wyden and Portman to Lead Expert Panel asking: “Can Medicare Save Money by Keeping Seniors Healthy?”

Leaders from the Cleveland Clinic, Healthcare Leadership Council, Roswell Park Cancer Institute and OHSU will discuss the value of wellness programs and Wyden and Portman’s “Medicare “Better Health Rewards” program.

Washington, D.C. – Need a break from health reform arguments?  Think health care should keep people healthy?  Want Democrats and Republicans to work together?  Join U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Rob Portman (R- Ohio) for a healthy snack and a conversation with some of the nation’s leading health and wellness experts.  The program will focus on the value of wellness programs and how the proposed Medicare “Better Health Rewards” program can help seniors set achievable goals to improve their health and…..save Medicare money.    

Wednesday, March 28, 2012
1:30 p.m. EDT
216 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.

Joining Wyden and Portman on a panel discussing how and why the program will be effective in improving health outcomes and saving seniors and the system money are:

·        Dr. Toby Cosgrove, President and CEO of Cleveland Clinic
·        Dr. Jeanette Mladenovic, Provost, OHSU
·        Mary R. Grealy, President, Healthcare Leadership Council
·        Dr. Willie Underwood, Associate Professor, University of Buffalo School of Medicine, Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Also in attendance will be Dr. Michael Roizen, Chief Wellness Officer for the Cleveland Clinic