2019 Schedule

Friday, June 21st
Friday, June 21st
9:10am–10:00am MDT
2019 Health
The Business Case for Health: View from the C-Suite

About 40 percent of GDP in the United States is spent on either the health or financial industries, yet workers themselves are in increasingly dire health and financial straits. The plight of a large segment of the American public should be a siren call to sector leaders to align their business goals with actions that enhance household well-being and healthy communities. Fortunately, many industri...

Koch Tent — Plenary Session
Saturday, June 22nd
9:10am–10:00am MDT
2019 Health
A Living Wage Buys Health

Health care or child care? Food or gas? Rent or electric bill? Tens of millions of US households face those impossible choices every month because they don’t earn enough money to pay for basic needs. The federal minimum wage of $7.25/hour won’t allow a worker to afford the average price of a modest one-bedroom apartment anywhere in the country. Little wonder that activists have shifted their empha...

Koch Building, Lauder Room — Plenary Session
5:30pm–06:30pm MDT
2019 Health
Wiped Out: Medical Debt in America

Medical debt is the number one reason people go bankrupt in the United States. Seventy-nine million Americans, including seven million elderly people on Medicare, are either paying off medical bills or struggling with costs they can’t cover. Worse, this often triggers a cascading financial catastrophe, as unpaid bills move through a credit-damaging collections process. Absent a societal consensus...

Limelight Hotel — Evening Session
In town event
Sunday, June 23rd
8:00am–08:50am MDT
2019 Health
The Surgeon General Meets the Central Banker

Jerome Adams, the US surgeon general and the nation's doctor, joins Patrick Harker, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, in conversation. The Federal Reserve researches and works to help strengthen local economies in communities across the country. Through its Economic Growth and Mobility Project, the Philadelphia Fed focuses on turning research into action in three broad areas n...

Doerr-Hosier Center, McNulty Room — Breakfast Talk
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