Mark Your calendar to attend AWB's 24th Annual Policy Summit at Suncadia Resort, Cle Elum September 17-19, 2013.

AWB's Policy Summit is a signature event and the state's premier public policy conference. This annual fall happening at Suncadia Resort near Cle Elum regularly attracts the state's leading elected officials, prominent CEOs, political pollsters and nationally recognized speakers like David Gergen and Frank Luntz. From keynote presentations to panel discussions, Policy Summit offers members an opportunity to engage in today’s issues and connect with other AWB members.

September 18, 2013 (view full agenda)

1:45 p.m. Obamacare’s Next Chapter: What Does it Mean?
 Hadley Heath, Senior Policy Analyst, Independent Women’s Forum

Since its passage in 2010, the Affordable Care Act has faced significant hurdles, both practically and politically.  Its evolving implementation timeline and complex regulatory landscape, along with constant legislative changes, state-level pushback, and courtroom challenges, have left many Americans confused about what to expect and when.  Hadley Heath will give an update on "ObamaCare," its impact so far, and what to anticipate in the next chapter of this complicated and controversial law.

2:30 pm. Health Care at a Cross Road…What’s Next?  

Dr. Lee A. Antles, MD, West Olympia Internal Medicine
Don Conant, General Manager, Valley Nut & Bolt, WA Exchange  Board Member
Hadley Heath, Senior Policy Analyst, Independent Women's Forum
Jeff Rowe, Executive Vice President, Premera Blue Cross of  Washington
Tom Fritz, President & CEO, Inland Northwest Health Services,  Moderator