The Levin College Forum, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs
National Health Reform Begins: The Ohio Story
Forum Two: The Economic Impact on Northeast Ohio
Thursday, June 2, 4-6 p.m.
CSU's Levin College of Urban Affairs
1717 Euclid Avenue
With thousands of newly insured people accessing the health care systems, the National Health Care Reform Act will have an impact on the regional economy. What will this mean for charity care? What will be the impact of reducing health care costs for individuals, businesses and the public sector? Will it give a boost to the region's economy? The forum will also address the need for more providers - especially primary and preventive care providers - which will require extended investment at the college, community college and graduate (medical school) levels.
Diane Suchetka, Moderator, Medical Reporter, The Plain Dealer
Tom Campanella, MA, JD, Associate Professor and Director, Health Care MBA Program, Baldwin-Wallace College
William T. Ryan, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Center for Health Affairs
Richard E. Christie, MD, Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center
Patricia Gray, RN, PhD, Vice President, Healthcare Education Initiatives, Cuyahoga Community College
Bette Bonder, Phd, Dean, College of Sciences and Health Professions, Cleveland State University
Presented by the Levin College Forum in partnership with the Universal Health Care Action Network of Ohio (UHCAN Ohio). The third forum on June 20 will focus on the delivery system transformation encouraged by the Act and how that might impact ways in which people will receive health care.
The forums will educate consumers by providing objective, factual information about the changes that can be expected as the components of the reform are phased in. The series is made possible by the generous support of the George Gund Foundation, Kaiser Permanente and the Sisters of Charity Health System.
UHCAN Ohio is a nonprofit organization with the mission to achieve high quality, accessible, affordable health care for all Ohioans. For more information, visit www.uhcanohio.org.
All forum events are free and open to the public, but please register online at or call 216.523.7330.
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