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Hot Issues in Health 2019 Agenda

You can download a PDF version of the conference program here.


Thursday, December 5

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Registration and Buffet Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Keynote Address | Jay Want, Executive Director, Peterson Center on Healthcare

9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Break

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Realizing Affordability: Colorado’s Public Option and Other Insurance Innovations

  • Moderator: Helen Drexler, Delta Dental of Colorado
  • Panelists: Michael Conway, Colorado Insurance Commissioner; Tom Donohoe, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, SCL Health; Amanda Massey, Executive Director, Colorado Association of Health Plans; and  Billy Wynne, founder, Direct Health PBC 

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Sneak Preview: The 2020 State Legislative Session

12:00 p.m. – 1 p.m. Buffet Lunch and Networking

1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Breakout Sessions Round One

  • Creating a Climate for Change: Navigating a Global Issue, Locally
  • Mission (Im)possible: Destination Integration
  • Show Me the Money: Divvying Up Opioid Settlement Dollars
  • The Cost of Doing Business: What Employers Can Do to Address Rising Health Care Costs

2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Break

2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Breakout Sessions Round Two (Repeated)

3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Break

3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Plenary Address | Adam Cayton-Holland, Stand-Up Comedian

4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Reception sponsored by SCL Health (non-alcoholic options available)


Friday, December 6

7:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Registration and Buffet Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Welcome Remarks

8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Keynote Address | Yamiche Alcindor Cline, PBS NewsHour White House Correspondent

9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Polarization and Division in America TodayStephen Hawkins, Director of Research, More in Common

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Update from the Governor’s Office | Dianne Primavera, Colorado Lieutenant Governor

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Elected Officials and Candidates | Andrew Romanoff, U.S. Senate Candidate

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Preview: A Strategic Framework to Improve Behavioral Health in Denver

12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Lunch Pickup and Networking

12:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. 2019 Colorado Health Access Survey Results Reveal

2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Closing Remarks and Prize Drawing

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