Doctor Sundwall Scheduled for Keynote of 29th National Conference on Primary Health Care Access

David N. Sundwall, MD; University of Utah
David N. Sundwall, MD; University of Utah

Doctor David Sundwall will provide the keynote presentation at the 29th National Conference on Primary Health Care Access. The conference will be held April 16-18, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey (California).

A member of the University of Utah medical school faculty, Doctor Sundwall has served as Director of Public Health for the State of Utah.

He previously had served as Head of the United States Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration [HRSA] under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush.

Previous to that, Dr Sundwall was Minority Consultant (staff member to vice-chair Senator Orrin Hatch) on the United States Senate Labor and Health Committee, chaired by Senator Ted Kennedy.

During Doctor Sundwall’s tenure at HRSA, he oversaw many progressive public health initiatives, including the rejuvenation of the National Health Service Corps [NHSC] and the creation of the NHSC Loan Repayment Program and the Ryan White Act. He is a strong advocate of legislation that advances national public health goals.

Doctor Sundwall’s presentation will discuss the policy issues and politics surrounding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act [ACA], still popularly known as ObamaCareHe is a critic of the characterizations of ACA by both the Republican and Democrat political establishments and their campaign operatives.

Doctor Sundwall will address the specific proposals under consideration by He will analyze the role of the state governors (a majority of whom are of the same party as the President and Congress) in proposing how ACA should be changed, as well as how Medicaid should be administered in the future.