FAIF Launches 2013 Health Care Affordability Summit Online Portal

  FAIF Launches 2013 Health Care Affordability Summit Online Portal

         Registration, Agenda & Panelist Information Now Available at

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- November 02, 2012

The Foundation of Associated Industries of Florida (FAIF) today launched an
online portal for the 2013 Health Care Affordability Summit. The newly
launched website, www.healthcareflorida.com, includes information on the
summit agenda, panelist information, as well as information on how to register
to attend or help sponsor the 2013 Health Care Affordability Summit.

The summit, which will take place at the World Center Marriot in Orlando,
Fla., on January 10-11, 2013, will serve as an open forum for some of the most
knowledgeable stakeholders in health care to discuss the many challenges to
Florida’s health care delivery system, as well as help establish potential
health care modernization proposals to provide for accessible, affordable and
high quality health care.

“We are proud to launch our online portal for the 2013 Health Care
Affordability Summit,” said Tom Feeney, AIF president and CEO. “It is
paramount that Floridians be involved in the conversation on how to create an
accessible and affordable health care system from the very beginning, and this
online portal is the first step in engaging our state’s residents.”

The 2013 Health Care Affordability Summit will bring key stakeholders to the
table from health plans, hospital executives and health care providers, to
some of Florida’s biggest employers, and both state and federal officials.
These impacted parties will participate in a series of panel discussions to
assess the overall cost-drivers in Florida’s health care system and ways to
ease the financial burden on Florida’s businesses and employers. Confirmed
guest moderators for the selected panels include Representative Richard
Corcoran (R-New Port Richey), Representative Denise Grimsley (R-Sebring),
Representative Matt Hudson (R-Naples), Representative John Wood (R-Winter
Haven) and former Representative and Candidate for Florida Senate District 4
Aaron Bean. Participating panelists will discuss the following topics
throughout the course of the summit:

  *Providing Affordable Care for Floridians
  *Holding Florida’s Health Care System Accountable
  *Removing the Mystery from Health Care Financing
  *Modernizing Florida’s Health Care Delivery System
  *Creating Efficient Distribution Channels & Innovative Products in Health
  *Increasing Access, Consumer Choice and Competition in Florida’s Health
    Care Market

“We need to focus on creating a cost-efficient and quality-driven system to
better care for our state’s residents and make Florida healthier,” said
Feeney. “We will all be impacted by the direction our health care system takes
in the future, and we look forward to welcoming all citizens, decision makers
and providers alike who have an interest in contributing their ideas and
perspectives on what this future should look like.”

Sponsors of the 2013 Health Care Affordability Summit include Aetna, AvMed
Health Plans, Florida Association of Nurse Anesthetists, Florida Blue, Humana,
Sunshine Health, Tenet Healthcare Corporation, United Healthcare and WellCare
Health Plans.

For the latest updates on the summit agenda and events, please visit
www.healthcareflorida.com. You can also Like us on Facebook and follow us on
Twitter @FLHealthCare.


For The Foundation of Associated Industries of Florida (FAIF)
Sarah Bascom, 850-294-6636
Celina Parker, 850-443-9965
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