Health Care Reform – Why? What? Can We Afford It?
The League of Women Voters Oakland Area (LWVOA) is sponsoring an educational session on health care reform to be presented by Marianne Udow-Phillips, MHSA,
Director of the Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation, a non-profit partnership between the University of Michigan & Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM).
Udow-Phillips had more than 20 years experience in leadership roles at BCBSM, and 3 years as Director of the Michigan Department of Human Services before moving to her present position. She is therefore well versed in the problems and goals of improved health care from the perspectives of the insurance industry, business, government and the individual consumer.
“What we hear about health care reform consists mostly of buzz words and sound bites,” said Mary Ann Barkach, President of LWVOA. “This presentation will use up-to-date information to address the strengths, limitations, and possible problems with the Affordable Care Act and proposed alternatives.” There will be ample time for questions.
The presentation will take place on Saturday, Sept. 29, 10 a.m.. to noon, at the Bloomfield Township Public Library, 1099 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Hills (south east corner of Telegraph & Lone Pine Roads). Admission is free. Coffee and light refreshments will be served before the presentation.
The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan organization with membership open to everyone, including men, 18 years of age or older who would like to participate in hands-on work to encourage active and informed participation by citizens in government. For information, call 248-594-6602 or see www.LWVOA.org.
Source: League of Women Voters Oakland Area