Former President Bill Clinton will deliver the closing remarks at the America's Health Insurance Plans annual meeting, but members of the press will not be permitted inside.
Clinton will speak Friday at Nashville's Music City Center. Wristbands will be required to attend the session.
Clinton had tried to advance his own universal health insurance package while in office in the mid-1990s, but the plan never gathered enough political support. His enduring popularity with the Democratic Party's base will be key to helping wife Hillary Clinton in her own presidential bid for 2016.
Health policy issues are sure to weigh heavily on the upcoming campaign as voters hold a referendum on President Barack Obama's signature piece of legislation, the Affordable Care Act.
AHIP drew another big name to the annual meeting.
Gov. Mitt Romney, the former Republican presidential hopeful who introduced RomneyCare in Massachusetts in 2006, will speak at the end of day one Thursday. The theme of his talk is “Shaping America's Future: Major Trends, New Ideas and Big Decisions,” and the session so far appears to be on the record.