The Creative Coalition to Host Forum on America’s Healthcare Crisis

Leaders from Policy, Business, Health and Entertainment Come Together to Address Issue

HEMPSTEAD, NY (October 10, 2008) – The Creative Coalition, in association with the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, will host a leadership luncheon event next Wednesday afternoon (October 15) in conjunction with the final Presidential Debate.  The event will address the country’s healthcare crisis, including rising costs, access to insurance, shortage of healthcare professionals and prescription drug safety.

WHAT: Leadership Luncheon Prior to Presidential Debate:  America’s Healthcare System on Life Support: How Should the Presidential Candidates respond?

WHO: Hosted by actor and Co-President of The Creative Coalition Tim Daly, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Rachael Leigh Cook, Matthew Modine, Tamara Tunie, Mehcad Brooks andactor/producer/director Giancarlo Esposito.

Moderated by television anchor Catherine Crier

Panelists include Senior Counsel of healthcare regulatory firm Alston + Bird Tom Scully, bestselling author and journalist Eric Alterman, Center for Health Transformation’s Jim Frogue and Biden political strategist Daniel Gotoff.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 15, 2008 ; Luncheon begins at 12:30pm

WHERE: Long Island Marriott Hotel & Conference Center

101 James Doolittle Boulevard

Uniondale, NY

About The Creative Coalition (
The Creative Coalition is the premiere 501c(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan social and public advocacy organization of the arts and entertainment community. Founded in 1989 by prominent members of the creative community, The Creative Coalition is dedicated to educating its members on issues of public importance, primarily the First Amendment, public education and arts advocacy.