HGA's Joel White to Speak at Behavioral Health Care Congress, October 15-17 in D.C.

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HGA President and CEO Joel White will be among the speakers at this year's BHCC: the Behavioral Health Care Congress, taking place October 15-17, 2018, in D.C.

This event brings together behavioral health executives from the payer, provider and thought leadership community to focus on policy, integration and management, and technologies pushing behavioral health to the forefront of healthcare.

Use promo code SPEAKER to take $300 off the current registration fee. To attend or to view the full agenda, visit http://bit.ly/2Mmxvti.

HGA's Joel White Writes for The Daily Signal on the Need to Overhaul Medicare Plan Finder

When it comes to making health care insurance decisions, seniors are told they can depend on the Medicare Plan Finder (MPF) to get reliable and accessible information. In fact, a new report from HGA's Clear Choices Campaign and the National Council on Aging finds this government website is failing to deliver on its promises, earning grades of "D" or "F" in 7 out of 12 scoring criteria. 

These findings highlight a number of MPF challenges for beneficiaries, ranging from the unavailability of human support, to language that is unfamiliar to the typical consumer, to confusing out-of-pocket cost estimates.

HGA's Joel White wrote more about our findings in an op-ed for The Daily Signal, appropriately titled "Another Government-Run Website is Failing, and It's Not Healthcare.gov.