Hillary Clinton Speaking at Geisinger Health Symposium

GEISINGER MEDICAL CENTER -- Former Secretary of State and U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton is speaking at a national health symposium at Geisinger Medical Center near Danville.

Walking on stage with a broken foot, Hillary Clinton was welcomed to the Danville area.

Clinton was the keynote speaker at Geisinger's National Health Symposium, which brought together medical professionals from all over the country.

Instead of being just a speaker, Clinton and Geisinger president/CEO Dr. David Feinberg sat on stage and had a chat about health care. Clinton spent a lot of time talking about universal health care.

"We should try to be figuring out how to cover everybody at an affordable cost and get better results," Clinton said.

The former Democratic presidential nominee also discussed the opioid epidemic and health care for women and children. Clinton is disappointed Congress has not reauthorized funding for the CHIP program.

"There's got to be a better way of expressing, explaining, and convincing women and men to take some of these steps to get help for themselves and their families."

"We have about 250 people coming in from outside of Geisinger from 20 states, one from outside the country," said Nancy Lawton-Kluck, Geisinger chief philanthropy officer.

Geisinger tells Newswatch 16 the idea is simple. It's a national conversation about how to make health care better. Speakers from all over the country are in the Danville area.

"To be able to bring all this stuff to northeast Pennsylvania, but to also share Geisinger's vision and innovation with the rest of the country," said Dr. Ronald Strony, Geisinger emergency medicine.

"Everyone here is a high-caliber thinker and we're really happy from the Pennsylvania Medical Society to be part of the conversation," said Anita Brazill, Pennsylvania Medical Society.

Clinton is the keynote speaker. She gave her concession speech to Donald Trump exactly one year ago.

Clinton discussed her husband, former President Bill Clinton's health issues and how he turned around his diet.

"He eats plant-based and I don't," Clinton said. "We do our best to try to get our husbands, our fathers, our sons into regular medical care but it's a challenge."

Some people in the crowd tell Newswatch 16 they enjoyed the speech.

"She was really knowledgeable in how to get to the core of both medicine and politics," said Kaitlin Sweeney.

"Just to hear about her intention to serve the underserved population," said Andrea Wary, Geisinger emergency medicine.

"Of all the people, she's probably had one of the careers in dedicating herself to health and health care," Lawton-Kluck said.

The symposium's theme is, "from crisis to cure: revitalizing America's health care." but much of the focus is on the opioid epidemic.

"It's a safety issue, it's a health issue, it's a human issue," Brazil said.

Instead of just speeches, the speakers have conversations with the invitation-only crowd to make it personal.

"The concept of bringing all of these folks together in the same room and having these conversations together," Dr. Strony said.

50 comments

  • Fair and balanced

    Hey WNEP – why no pictures of the mobile Hillary Memorial semi-trailer? It was parked rather conspicuously next to GMC for all to enjoy. It’s a great display of all of her achievements.

  • Evil woman

    The company I work for just had us select our benefits for next year. I wondered what the ‘Benghazi Plan’ was and why it was so cheap. It all makes sense now.

  • smo

    Just like Clinton ….Feinberg is a no good liberal POS that comes from the pig hole of a state known as California . Geisinger is 501C3…. So come on people….open up your books and show the public how much you paid this moldy piece of garbage to sit there and run that fat mouth of hers! Shame on Geisinger for supporting this garbage!

  • Vince Foster

    Don’t worry, most of you had WAY more up votes than down votes before Happy Hour ended. Something smells like…

  • Vince Foster

    Didn’t she brag about getting criminals that uglied little girls ZERO time in prison? She is a champion alright. If you are eating paint chips and sniffing glue.

  • Fredric

    Here We Go Again.

    With a handpicked group of clacks and shills, she is talking out of all sides. No doubt the media will be cheerleaders again.

    How will they prop her up this time?

    • JohnKimball

      It’ll probably look like the journalistic equivalent of the Secret Service agents dragging her out and throwing her into the van like a sack of potatoes when she passed out from “dehydration” at the 9/11 memorial.

  • AAORD11

    Hillary’s time has seriously passed and she has nothing new or relevant to say anymore. I can’t believe Geisinger would invite her to speak. Feinberg looking out for his liberal buddies and ramming gov’t run healthcare down everyone’s throats is all this symposium was.

  • No shortage of this type

    Hillary you should just be at the bedside of chitbag Dan Clary the PSP killer. STOP pretending otherwise you cancer to society!

  • The Smell Of Cabbage, Urine, And Flatulence

    I like how Hillary talks of protecting children all while having abortion as her holy sacrament. Only the brainwashed can understand Hillary’s logic

  • cherline

    Ironic the washed up politician speaking health care at a facility that keeps tight time constraints on how long a dr can talk to a patient.
    And is a nonprofit with tax breaks allowed to play politics?
    But its Queen Hilary so no one can criticize.

  • Invitation Only Crowd

    How much do the invitations cost and what is the name of the new “foundation” to “donate” to while you do back door dealings on the taxpayer’s dime? These new aristocrats don’t just laugh, they cackle like Crocodiles eating baby Zebras while slurping up your money. Pantsuit aint doing this for free, and somebody that is poor is paying for it.

  • LA Seven Mary

    Now I’m really glad I left Geisinger and that i don’t pay Geisinger $1,971.75 a month for “health insurance”. Hillary ?! really, Geisinger ?

  • Mahanoy city hooker

    If you throw some hot sauce on it, I’m down to get strange. Reverse scissor action from the Cocoa Hut to the high rise. Word up

  • Lance Jamason

    Health care and coverage is such an important topic. If not for our generation, then maybe progress for future generations. I feel adding Hillary Clintons two cents regarding this issue takes away from the importance needed to be placed on it. Instead of discussing health care and so on, we the people get lost on her details of corruption instead. It would make more sense to ban her from involvement so true focus on issues could be more diligently pursued.

  • Klinton Karma

    Not only did Hillary lose but she lost to someone like Donald Trump. She could spend the rest of her life wiping the egg off of her face.

  • JD

    Glad I have blue Cross/blue shield. Hillary speaks? Arf, arf! Geisinger used to be good until they joined the Clinton cartel! Money goes to money.

  • 80 years old and don't care

    Was she admitted ? She definitely has a mental problem and a obsession to be a sneak and a liar. Does Geisinger treat the criminally insane ?

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