Panel Discussion to Examine Impact of Health Care Reform

What does the new health care reform law mean for you?

Weber State University’s pre-med and sociology clubs will host a panel discussion on April 8 to shed light on this newly enacted legislation and what it means for people living in Utah.

Scheduled panelists will include Judi Hillman, executive director of the Utah Health Policy Project, Gary Johnson, assistant political science professor, and a physician who practices medicine locally.

The discussion will be held April 8 at 7 p.m. in the Shepherd Union Wildcat Room. Everyone is welcome to attend this free event.

Last fall the two organizations hosted a series of presentations examining the issues surrounding health care reform. Representatives from the medical community, a local advocacy group and various WSU academic disciplines provided insights into the existing health care system and current political climate, along with economic, medical and sociological perspectives on both the current health care system and proposed changes to it.

“Given the series of presentations we held last fall, it seemed appropriate to revisit this issue in light of the recent developments in Congress,” said Barbara Trask, an associate zoology professor and advisor to the Dr. Ezekiel R. Dumke Family Premedical Program at WSU.

The presentation is co-sponsored by Alpha Epsilon Delta-Utah Delta Chapter and the WSU Sociology Club.

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(Added April 16, 2010) A video of the panel discussion was posted to YouTube. View the video here.
Barbara Trask, assistant zoology professor and pre-med advisor
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Carla Trentelman, assistant sociology professor
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John Kowalewski, director of Media Relations
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