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Barbara Bush, Margaret Hamburg, Tom Vilsack to Be Featured

Follow the Festival all week @AspenIdeas and join the conversation with #AspenIdeas

ASPEN, Colo., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Aspen Ideas Festival, presented by the Aspen Institute and The Atlantic, continues today, June 26, with a spotlight on the future of health from many angles. The upcoming live video for June 26 is:

  • 9:00am MDT / 11:00am EDTUS Food Policy, Past and Present: Where Does the Future Lie?
    Two US Department of Agriculture Secretaries, one past, one present, come together to talk about American food policies.
    Dan Glickman, Executive Director, Congressional Program, The Aspen Institute; Former Secretary, US Department of Agriculture
    Corby Kummer, Senior Editor, The Atlantic
    Tom Vilsack, US Secretary of Agriculture
  • 12:00pm MDT / 2:00pm EDTDo We Get What We Pay For in American Healthcare?
    The recession, the Affordable Care Act, costly new pharmaceuticals, and attitudes towards cost-shifting have all changed how, and how much, we pay for getting well. Why do we spend more per-capita than other industrialized countries, yet often lead shorter lives?

    Kenneth L. Davis, President and CEO, Mount Sinai Health System
    William Frist, Chairman of the Executive Council, Cressey and Company; Former US Senate Majority Leader
    Uwe Reinhardt, James Madison Professor of Political Economy, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University
    Kevin Vigilante, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • 1:20pm MDT / 3:20pm EDT Under 40 and Transforming Global Health
    These remarkable under-40s are moving and shaking the way we think about health as they transform lives around the world.
    James Arinaitwe, School Partnerships Manager, Educate!
    Barbara Bush, CEO and Co-Founder, Global Health Corps
    Rebecca Onie, Co-Founder and CEO, Health Leads
    Grant Verstandig, Founder and CEO, Rally Health, Inc.
  • 2:40pm MDT / 4:40pm EDT Uppers and Downers: Where is the Pharmaceutical Industry Headed?
    With blockbuster drugs losing patent protection, returns on investment on research and development becoming harder to deliver, and health care systems focusing increasingly on managing costs, biopharmaceutical companies are facing unprecedented challenges to deliver in more productive ways and demonstrate value.
    Margaret A. Hamburg, Commissioner, US Food and Drug Administration
    Andrew Jack, Deputy Editor, Analysis, Financial Times
    Freda Lewis-Hall, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Pfizer, Inc.
    Neeraj Mistry, Managing Director, Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases, Sabin Vaccine Institute
    Krishna Yeshwant, Physician; General Partner, Google Ventures


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WHERE: Throughout the week of the festival, which runs June 24 to July 3, live video will be streamed at,, and After the conclusion of live streams, video will be available for viewing at

Additionally, on Twitter, follow @AspenIdeas, @TheAtlantic, and @Atlantic_LIVE, tweet your thoughts using #AspenIdeas, and follow our speakers at Like us at and, follow for inside looks at the Festival, and participate in Facebook Q&As with Festival speakers throughout the week. See our behind-the-scenes photos and show us your point of view using #AspenIdeas, and

WHEN: Live video will be featured each day of the festival, which runs June 24 to July 3, 2014.

About The Atlantic

Since its founding in 1857 as a magazine about "the American Idea" that would be of "no party or clique," The Atlantic has been at the forefront of brave thinking in journalism. One of the first magazines to launch on the Web in the early 1990s, The Atlantic has continued to help shape the national debate across print, digital, and event platforms. With the addition of its news- and opinion-tracking site, The Wire, and on global cities, The Atlantic is a multimedia forum on the most critical issues of our times-from politics, business, urban affairs, and the economy, to technology, arts, and culture. The Atlantic is the flagship property of Washington, D.C.–based publisher Atlantic Media.

About the Aspen Institute

The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues. The Institute is based in Washington, DC; Aspen, Colorado; and on the Wye River on Maryland's Eastern Shore. It also has offices in New York City and an international network of partners. For more information, visit

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