Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Don't Miss the Chamber's Annual Healthcare Summit

KEYNOTE: Healthcare 2012: Is the ACA Good for Business?

SPEAKER:  Joel Ario, former US Dept. of Health Administrator for President Obama

The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber’s Small Business Council and Healthcare Legislative Committee present the 2012 Health Care Summit on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at Saucon Valley Country Club (please note the date and location change!). Registration begins at 7:00 a.m. Breakfast will be served at 7:30 a.m. and the program will run from 8:00 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. 

Now that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the “Law of the Land,” how will it impact your business? 
What does it mean today and will it change after the November election?  
Will you be required to provide a certain health plan for your employees?  
What new taxes are in the Act and will you face more taxes if you don’t comply?  
If you hire more employees, how will your costs change? 
What do you really need to know to make employment related decisions in the future?  

Don’t miss this important opportunity to engage in an interactive dialogue with Mr. Ario and your fellow Chamber members in getting the answers to your questions in a factual, non-partisan forum!

Joel Ario, our keynote speaker, previously served as President Obama’s Director of the Office of Insurance Exchanges at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). In addition, he was Governor Rendell’s Insurance Commissioner overseeing the state’s $85 billion insurance industry after serving as Oregon’s Insurance Administrator. Currently, Ario works independently in Washington, D.C. as both the Managing Director of Manatt Health Solutions and as a member of the “FuturePanel” of Leavitt Partners, headed by Mike Leavitt. Leavitt serves as Republican Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney’s transition team chief focusing on a healthcare system with less federal regulation, more emphasis on free market principles, more choice for consumers and more latitude for states. 

Customized sponsorship opportunities are always available. If interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Frank Facchiano at

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