What National Health Care Reform Means for NY

Posted May, 28 2009 by arianne

On May 27, 2009  at the New York Academy of Medicine, The National Coalition on Health Care sponsored a forum National Health  Care Reform and its potential Impacts in NY.  Congressman Charles Rangel started the morning reemphasizing that now is the crucial time for health care reform. The Congressman was followed by presentations that discussed the future of health care, including:


  • the urgent problems in health care (escalating costs, increasing numbers of people with no coverage, disparities in access, and unsafe care),
  • the increasingly intense debate about options for national health care reform, and  
  • the potential impacts of national reform in New York

Presenters at this event included: 

  • Ana Abraido-Lanza, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Socio-medical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
  • David Dobbins, Chief Operating Officer, American Legacy Foundation
  • Ben Geyerhahn, New York Project Director, Small Business Majority
  • Sherry Glied, Ph.D., Department Chair, Health Policy and Management, and Professor of Health Policy and Management, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
  • Mark Goldberg, Executive Vice President, National Coalition on Health Care
  • Atul Grover, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Advocacy Officer, Association of American Medical Colleges
  • Lori Heim, M.D., President-Elect, American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Sue Klug, Assistant in Health Benefits, Program Services, New York State United Teachers  
  • Joann Lamphere, Dr.P.H., Director, State Government Relations, Health and Long Term Care, AARP
  • Susan Lerner, Executive Director, Common Cause/ New York
  • Joel E. Miller, Senior Vice President for Operations, National Coalition on Health Care
  • Margaret K. Offermann, M.D., Ph.D., Deputy National Vice President for Research, American Cancer Society
  • Vivian Riefberg, Principal, McKinsey & Co.
  • Anthony Shih, M.D., M.P.H., Chief Quality Officer and Vice President of Strategic Planning, IPRO
  • Hugh Waters, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Health Policy and Management, Bloomberg School of Public Health , Johns Hopkins University

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