September 18-19, 2024

The Westin Kierland

Scottsdale, AZ

We’re excited to announce our highlighted speakers!

Chris Stirewalt

Popular Political Analyst, Commentator, and Best-Selling Author
For more than two decades, Chris Stirewalt has been a leading and trusted voice in U.S. politics. One of today’s liveliest political commentators, he is highly regarded for his candid and straightforward analysis of our current political climate — using his signature ‘tell-it-like-it-is’ approach to cover the most significant issues of the day and provide his expert outlook for the future. Stirewalt is also the bestselling author of the books Broken News: How the Media Rage Machine Divides America and How to Fight Back, a deeply researched, conversation-provoking study of today’s profit-driven news cycle and how it can be repaired, as well as Every Man a King, a dynamic account of America’s populist tradition. Today, Stirewalt is the political editor for NewsNation, America’s fastest growing cable news channel.

Anna Kaltenboeck

Head, Prescription Drug Reimbursement Practice
Anna Kaltenboeck is Head of the Prescription Drug Reimbursement Practice at ATI Advisory. Prior to joining ATI, she was Senior Health Advisor on the Senate Committee on Finance, where she focused on drug pricing issues, including Medicare negotiation. In her previous role as Program Director for the Drug Pricing Lab at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, she studied how reimbursement policies shape the market for prescription drugs. She received her undergraduate and master’s degrees in economics from Tufts University and her MBA from Yale University.

Clifton Porter, II

Senior Vice President of Government Relations
Clifton (Clif) Porter, II is the Senior Vice President of Government Relations at the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), which represents more than 14,000 for-and not-for-profit nursing homes, assisted living communities, and intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Porter has been serving the needs of seniors in the long-term care field for over 34 years, beginning his career as an administrator in training at a skilled nursing facility in 1989, serving as an administrator of several skilled nursing centers from 1990 through 1998, and capping his operational experience as a regional director of operations for a large-urban market from 1998 through 2004. Porter then accepted the challenge of leading HCR ManorCare’s Government Relations Department from 2004 to 2013 as its Vice President of Government Relations and served on various state health care association boards from 2004 to 2013.

Now, serving as the top lobbyist in AHCA/NCAL, Porter works to promote the association’s legislative agenda. Under his leadership, AHCA/NCAL was intricately involved in many legislative accomplishments, including the passage of the IMPACT Act, repeal of the physician SGR, implementation of SNF Value Based Purchasing, and permanent repeal of Part B therapy caps. Porter’s greatest accomplishment was leading the COVID-19 response negotiations with the White House and Congress ensuring billions of dollars in support for the sector during the pandemic. Under his leadership, the Association has successfully prevented rate cuts to the Medicare and Federal Medicaid programs since his arrival in 2013.

Porter holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Healthcare Management. He has been married to Deborah for over 34 years and they have three adult children. The Porter’s reside in Alexandria, Virginia.