COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Health policy experts from across the state were gathering Friday in Columbia to discuss the future of national health care reform.

The annual conference hosted by the Center for Health Policy at the University of Missouri. This year's topic was "Moving Beyond Politics: Meaningful Health Reform for Missouri Communities." Participants include the president of the Missouri Hospital Association and the director of the state Department of Insurance.

Much of the agenda focused on the role of technology in health care. The conference comes as enrollment glitches continue to limit consumer access to, the federal government's online insurance enrollment portal.