Colorado Thought Leaders Forum Holds Lively Debate on Healthcare Initiative
Denver, CO, March 18, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Denver-based non-profit Colorado Thought Leaders Forum
today hosted a timely event, “Making Sense of the Healthcare Initiative.” The event was held at the
Denver Athletic Club. A capacity-filled room of 50 C-Level, Colorado business leaders attended the
forum. A portion of the tickets were donated to Here's Life Inner City-Denver.
The Forum was moderated by Michael Doyle of Brand Iron Marketing, and included panelists, Christine
Bartel, CEO of Infinite Health & Wellness; John Chenier, Senior Benefit Consultant of HUB
International Insurance; and, Dr. Matthew Daley, Physician at Kaiser's Institute for Health Research &
Associate Professor at University of Colorado-Denver. It was a diverse panel representing physicians,
employee benefits and healthcare consultants.
The interaction between the panelists and audience was very lively and the opinions strong, however most
left with at least one new healthcare takeaway that should help their businesses.
There was one common agreement amongst the panelists that those with chronic health issues can receive
better prevention and healthcare by increasing collaboration between physicians and home-care
specialists, which should reduce hospital visits and Medicare expenses. This new collaboration should
lower overall costs. All agreed this could be accomplished without a major reform.
“The incentives should be centered on prevention.” said Dr. Matthew Daley, when asked about improving
the current state of healthcare. John Chenier addressed if there can be a return on investment
measurement of the proposed healthcare reform by stating, “Benchmarking healthcare reform versus the
current situation will be nearly impossible to measure.”
Participants of the forum were offered an opportunity to discuss their largest concern with the initiative
amongst their peers, and then presented the concerns to the panelists for debate. Michael Donner,
President of Pridemark Param