Tomorrow "The Decision" Discussion with U.S. Congressman + July "HealthCare Consumerism Radio Show" Line-Up

[ATLANTA — JULY 12, 2012] The Institute for HealthCare Consumerism Radio Show presents its weekly schedule for July 2012 below. The HealthCare Consumerism Radio show is co-hosted by Doug Field, CEO and Founder of The Institute of HealthCare Consumerism ( and Ron Bachman, Editorial Chairman. They are joined by special guest health and benefits solution providers to discuss leading edge strategies for navigating within the current, fast-changing marketplace, cutting health care costs and developing a profitable bottom line. The live show airs Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EST at Archives of every show are also available.


JULY 13: “The Decision,” A Roundtable discussion on Supreme Court’s Ruling of Health Care Law

HealthCare Consumerism Radio co-hosts Doug Field and Ron Bachman host an interactive roundtable discussion with some of the prominent thought leaders and legal minds offering their opinion on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Guests will offer opinions on what this means for the future of health care, the health care consumerism movement and what will happen come the November elections

Guests — Roy Ramthun, Mr. HSA, president of HSA Consulting Services LLC; Bill Sweetnam Jr., principal, Groom Law Group are confirmed for the panel. Georgia Republican Congressman Tom Price also has been invited to participate in the program.

JULY 20: Exploring the Dynamic Relationship Between Broker/Consultant and the Employer

Barb Vasko, vice president of Aon Hewitt, helps co-host the show and welcomes some of her employer clients, who have embraced the move to health care consumerism. They will share their story on how the clients came to the decision to change their health benefit plan. They also will discuss their approach to getting the employee population engaged and educated about the new offerings, as well as the incentive programs they installed to help increase employee population. They also will speak about what role wellness programs play in their health benefit program.

Guests — Barb Vasko, vice president Aon Hewitt; a health plan provider and an employer client of Aon Hewitt.

JULY 27: Implementation of a Successful Workplace Wellness Program

Key executive from three solution providers will discuss the latest innovations their company have created to help employers embrace the growing trend of workplace wellness programs. Each executive will touch on the benefits of a proper wellness program and the steps an employer should take when implementing a wellness program. Rewards and incentives also will be covered during this show.

Guests — Jeff Ridgway, director of National Accounts, myHealthCheck; Rhonda Willingham, vice president Alere Health and an executive member from Virgin HealthMiles

AUGUST 3: Get to Know Our Members

Description — This show highlights the thought leadership of four of the newest members of The Institute for HealthCare Consumerism.

Guests — Executive members from the newest Industry Innovators and Solutions Providers at The IHC.

NOTE: All guests and show subject matter are subject to change.


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About HealthCare Consumerism Radio

The goal of the radio show is to help listeners LEARN about the latest trends and best practices in health care consumerism and CONNECT them with health care industry thought leaders, brokers, advisers, third party administrators, HR and benefit managers and regional health plan providers. Listeners can also SHARE by contacting the hosts of the show and suggesting archives to industry associates. For partnership opportunities contact Managing Director, Brent Macy at
About The Institute for HealthCare Consumerism

The Institute for HealthCare Consumerism is the only multi-platform, collaborative community focused exclusively on innovative health and benefit management. It’s a place for employers (including human resources and benefits managers, wellness executives, C-suite executives, financial management decision makers, executives), TPAs, solution providers, brokers, advisors, consultants, and administrators of regional health plan providers to LEARN, CONNECT and SHARE through The Institute_’s publication, CDHC Solutions Magazine_, its live conference series FORUM East and FORUM West, and its online networking community at As a catalyst for the growth of the health care consumerism movement, The Institute deepens the conversation and collaboration between its invested stakeholders.

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