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Here's the list of stakeholders invited to a roundtable hearing on Senator Kennedy's health reform bill. HELP avoids the theater of Finance committee hearings last month with the first guest:

Margaret Flowers, M.D., Maryland Co-Chair, Physicians for a National Health Program, Chicago, IL

Ron Williams, CEO, Aetna Inc., Washington, DC

Randel Johnson, Vice President for Labor, Immigration, and Employee Benefits, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington, DC

Mr. William Dennis, Senior Research Fellow, National Federation of Independent Business, Washington, DC

Mary Andrus, Co-Chair of the Health Care Taskforce, Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities, Washington, DC

Samantha Rosman, M.D., Board of Trustees, American Medical Association, Chicago, IL

Ray Scheppach, Ph.D., Executive Director, National Governors’ Association, Washington, DC

Gerald Shea, Assistant to the President, AFL-CIO, Washington, DC

Dennis Rivera, Chair, SEIU Healthcare, SEIU, Washington, DC

Katherine Baicker, Ph.D., Professor of Health Economics, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA

Jonathan Gruber, Ph.D., Associate Head, MIT Department of Economics, Cambridge, MA

Janet Trautwein, Executive Vice-President and CEO, National Association of Health Underwriters, Arlington, VA

Sandy Praeger, Kansas Insurance Commissioner, Topeka, KS

Scott Gottlieb, M.D., Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute, Washington, DC


Steve Burd, President and CEO, Safeway, Inc., Pleasanton, CA

Gary Raskob, Ph.D., Dean, University of Oklahoma College of Public Health, Oklahoma City, OK

Jeffrey Levi, Ph.D., Executive Director, Trust for America’s Health, Washington, DC

Dr. Fay Raines, Ph.D., President, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Huntsville, AL

Wayne Jonas, M.D., President and CEO, Samueli Institute, Alexandria, VA

Delos Cosgrove, M.D., CEO, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Brent James, M.D., M.Stat., Executive Director, Institute for Health Care Delivery Research, Intermountain Health Care, Salt Lake City, UT

Charles Kahn, M.P.H., President, Federation of American Hospitals, Washington, DC

John Rother, J.D., Executive Vice President for Policy and Strategy, AARP, Washington, DC

Judith Palfrey, M.D., President-Elect of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Washington, DC

This program aired on June 11, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.