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Le Moyne College and Syracuse University Host First in Series of Intelligent Conversations on Health Care Debate

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (For Immediate Release) … Le Moyne College and Syracuse University host the first of two lectures on the health care debate on Tuesday, April 13, from 7 – 8:30 p.m. in the Reilley Room, located in Reilly Hall on the Le Moyne campus. The first session in the series is titled “Selling Health Care Reform.”

As a country, and a community, the health of our individual citizens affects the overall health of our nation and our economy. In spite of the fact that the U.S. spends twice per person on medical care as other industrialized nations, we have worse health outcomes, lower life expectancies and greater health inequalities. While life expectancy and overall health have improved in recent years for most Americans, thanks in part to a focus on preventive medicine and technological advances, many still lack access to affordable health care.

Questions addressed in the conversation will include: What are the key elements of the various health reform proposals? What can President Obama do to sell health care reform to the public, the Congress, the health care community? What can we learn from other administrations’ successes and failures in implementing major social policy changes?

Panelists include Thomas Dennison, Ph.D., professor of practice in public administration, Syracuse University Maxwell School Center for Policy Research; and Grant Reeher, Ph.D., director, Campbell Public Affairs Institute, professor of political science, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.

The presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, call (315) 445-5442.

The second presentation in the series is titled “Controlling Health Care Costs” and will be held on Tuesday, April 27, from 7 – 8:30 p.m. in Grewen Auditorium on the Le Moyne campus.

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posted on: 3/22/2010