A panel of health care leaders discussed the challenges facing Iowa's health care system at the Business Record's Power Breakfast on May 31 at the Embassy Club in Downtown Des Moines.

Panelists talked about how potential changes at the federal level might affect the state, how leaders are preparing for the more than 70,000 Iowans who currently won't have an option for insurance in 2018, and what is being done across all stakeholders to reduce costs and improve care.

The event, which was moderated by Iowa Healthcare Collaborative President and CEO Tom Evans, featured the following panelists:

  • Doug Ommen, Iowa insurance commissioner.
  • Laura Jackson, executive vice president, Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield.
  • Sabra Rosener, vice president of government affairs, UnityPoint Health.
  • David Swieskowski, senior vice president and chief accountable care officer, Mercy Health Network.
  • Ed Oleksiak, senior vice president and chief compliance officer, Holmes Murphy & Associates.

To kick off the event, we asked each of the panelists to identify one thing that business leaders need to know about health care in Iowa. Watch the video

PHOTO GALLERY: Power Breakfast: Health Care – What's Next?

Check out these photos from a panel of health care experts who discussed "Health Care – What's Next?" at today's Business Record Power Breakfast. See the pictures