Former U.S. Senate Majority Leaders Baker, Daschle, Dole, and Mitchell to Launch Unprecedented Health Care Project

Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) Effort to Help Break Political Gridlock

Former U.S. Senate Majority Leaders Robert J. Dole and George J. Mitchell will hold a press conference on Wednesday, April 16th to announce the launch of the BPC's Leaders' Project on the State of American Health Care. The Leaders' Project will produce politically viable policy recommendations addressing the delivery, cost, coverage, and financing challenges confronting the nation's health care system. The four Leaders will direct this unprecedented effort with guidance from Chris Jennings, President of Jennings Policy Strategies, Inc., and former Senior Health Care advisor to President William J. Clinton, and Dr. Mark McClellan, Senior Fellow and, Director of the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform, Leonard D. Schaeffer Director's Chair in Health Policy at the Brookings Institution, and former Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services under President George W. Bush.

WHO:

Former U.S. Senate Majority Leaders Bob Dole and George Mitchell, Chris Jennings, Dr. Mark McClellan, and BPC President Jason Grumet.

WHAT:

Launch of the BPC Leaders' Project on the State of American Health Care

WHERE:

National Press Club, 529 14th Street, NW, Holeman Lounge

WHEN:

April 16, 2008, 12:00pm

About the BPC:

Former Senate Leaders Baker, Daschle, Dole, and Mitchell formed the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) to develop and promote solutions that can attract the public support and political momentum to achieve real progress. The BPC acts as an incubator for policy efforts that engage top political figures, advocates, academics, and business leaders in the art of principled compromise. For more information please visit our website: www.bipartisanpolicy.org

/PRNewswire-USNewswire - April 14/

SOURCE Bipartisan Policy Center

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