Obama to headline Families USA event next week

President Obama will address Families USA's annual conference on Jan. 27, the healthcare advocacy group announced Thursday. 

Obama was the keynote speaker at the group's 2007 conference when he was a newly announced presidential candidate. He used the opportunity to outline his vision for healthcare reform.

"His reappearance as keynote speaker," Families USA said in a statement, "spotlights the importance of this national gathering of health policy activists and the continued high priority of educating the public about the many benefits of the Affordable Care Act."

Other confirmed guests scheduled to speak include: 

• Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.);

• Senate HELP Committee Chairman Tom Harkin (D-Iowa);

• House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.); and

• Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Donald Berwick.

The trade publication Inside Health Policy first reported on Obama headlining the event earlier this month.

The 16th annual Health Action Conference runs Jan. 27 through Jan. 29 at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill.