Jan. 15, 2010
Renee DeGross Valdes, 404-413-1353
ATLANTA - With health care reform dominating the headlines, Georgia State University's Center for Law, Health & Society in the College of Law will host a lunchtime speaker program focusing on key issues and updates of the proposed legislation.
The program, to be held on Wednesday, (Jan. 20) from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the College of Law's Room 170 auditorium, will address how health care reform could affect Americans just as the nation's Congress continues working on a merged bill.
"We're looking to provide background on where we are and where the reforms are likely to take us," said Jerri Nims Rooker, the center's associate director. The program will highlight Steve Stranne, a doctor and health care attorney with the law firm of Bryan Cave Powell Goldstein. Stranne is on the front lines of the debate and he will provide an insider's perspective on the state of the progress, including how reforms will affect health care and who covers the costs.
Cindy Zeldin, executive director of Georgians for a Healthy Future, a health care policy and consumer advocacy group, also will be on hand to discuss the gaps in health care.
Moderating the discussion will be Randall Hughes, a Georgia State College of Law faculty fellow and adjunct professor. He is formerly of Bryan Cave Powell Goldstein in the Atlanta health care practice.
"We'll be discussing the trends," Nims Rooker said. "The speakers will examine the need for reform, the solutions being proposed and the various responses to those proposals."
The event, which is free and open to the public, is presented by the College of Law's Center for Law, Health and Society and the Student Health Law Association.RSVP is required at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-413-9084. For additional information: http://law.gsu.edu/clhs/index/news_and_events/calendar_of_events/event?id=3220.
WHAT: Health Care Reform Lunchtime Speaker Program
WHEN: Wednesday, January 20, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.
WHERE: Urban Life Building/College of Law, 140 Decatur St., Room 170