NHBR forum to present ‘The Good News’ about health care

A presentation by longtime Washington Post reporter and NPR commentator T.R. Reid and a panel featuring top health care experts from the region will highlight the third annual NHBR Health Care Forum.The forum — an interactive discussion for New Hampshire business leaders on the changing face of health care and its impact on the employer and employee — is presented by MVP Health Care and will be held from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord.With the release of his bestselling 2009 book, “The Healing of America,” Reid quickly took on a national role in describing ways health coverage could be provided for all Americans.His address will focus on his current project, “U.S. Health Care: The Good News,” a film that reveals how some U.S. communities have found ways to orchestrate their health care system locally without waiting for Washington to tell them what to do.Following the keynote, a panel of the health care experts will discuss current benefit trends and incentives, worksite wellness tips and strategies for value-based benefit designs.The forum, which also includes a networking breakfast and book signing by Reid, costs $42 per person, or $37 for groups of 10 or more.Sponsors of the event are Ethicon, a Johnson & Johnson Company; Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield; Harvard Pilgrim Health Care; Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell; Granite Group Benefits LLC; Delta Dental; Workforce Wellness; and CGI Employee Benefits Group.