2013 Health Care and Small Business dual-conference event

Date: 
Thursday, June 27th, 2013
Time: 
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Place: 
SeaTac Hilton
17620 Pacific Highway South
SeaTac, Washington

WPC's 11th Annual Health Care Conference
and biennial Small Business Conference

WPC's 11th annual Health Care and biennial statewide Small Business conference events were held Thursday, June 27th in SeaTac. In our first-ever dual conference event, our exciting lineup addressed the current state of health care reform and improving Washington's small business climate.

In the morning, panels of health care experts and policymakers discussed the upcoming implementation of Obamacare. A keynote lunch address by Forbes health care writer and MSNBC and Fox News analyst Avik Roy addressed solutions to our health care crisis. In the afternoon during the statewide small business conference portion, business experts spoke to Washington's business climate and how health care will impact small businesses.


Slide Presentations

Medicaid's Changing Landscape, MaryAnne Lindeblad
50 Vetoes: How states can stop the Obama health care law, Michael Cannon
The Conservative Case for Universal Coverage,
Avik Roy
Health Care Reform: Health Plans Overview, Will Hammond
How the Affordable Care Act Will Impact Your Taxes, Richard DeGroot


Small Business Conference Video Remarks
by Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler


Health Care Conference Presenting Sponsor

Health Care Conference Presenters

  • Providence Health & Services
  • Washington State Medical Association

Health Care Conference Benefactors

  • Bayer
  • First Choice Health
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • The Partners Group
  • Physicians Insurance A Mutual Company
  • Sanofi

Health Care Conference Supporters

  • Alliant Employee Benefits
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • MedImmune
  • Proliance Surgeons
  • Women of Washington

Small Business Conference Patrons

  • Berntson Porter & Company
  • Columbia Bank
  • Regence BlueShield
  • Washington Trust Bank

Small Business Conference Patrons

  • Associated Builders and Contractors
  • National Federation of Independent Business
  • The Partners Group
  • State Farm
  • Vancouver Business Journal
  • Women of Washington

Conference Co-presenters

  • Associated Builders and Contractors
  • Building Industry Association of Washington
  • Discovery Institute
  • East King County Chambers of Commerce Legislative Coalition
  • Greater Spokane Incorporated
  • Institute for Justice
  • National Electric Contractors Association
  • National Federation of Independent Business
  • Rental Housing Association
  • Seattle CityClub
  • Washington Association of Health Underwriters
  • Washington Food Industry Association
  • Washington Retail Association
  • Washington State Farm Bureau
  • Washington State Microenterprise Association
  • Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce