ARCHIVED: “The Devil is in the Details”: A Panel and Discussion of Health Care Reform, October 26

Health care reform and the details of proposals being put forth in Congress will be discussed by a panel of experts on October 26 at 6 p.m. at Sarah Lawrence College. Sponsored by the Health, Science and Society faculty group, it is the first in a series of programs on the topic of health care reform and the implications for health, science and society in the U.S. Free and open to the public, the presentation and discussion will take place in the Donnelley Lecture Hall, Heimbold Visual Arts Center, on the College’s campus.

“Public option, comparative effectiveness research, rationing, cuts in Medicare, pre-existing conditions, insurance exchanges, insurance mandates, forty-five million uninsured Americans, health care for all, tort reform, unsustainable costs. We’re hearing the language of the health care reform debates but what does it all actually mean for you and your family?” asks Laura Weil, director of the Health Advocacy graduate program. Titled “The Devil is in the Details,” Weil says the panel will examine the terms that have taken center stage in health care reform discussion and debate.

The panelists will share their insights and take questions from the audience. Participating in the program are: Mark Hannay, Director, Metropolitan New York Health Care for All Campaign, a coalition of community groups and labor unions advocating for fundamental health care reform; Rebecca O. Johnson, Health Advocacy Program faculty, and Founder and Executive Director of Cooperative Economics for Women; Mark Schlesinger, Health Advocacy Program faculty, and Professor of Health Policy and a fellow of the Institution for Social and Policy Studies at Yale University.

For further information and directions please call (914) 395 2412 or e-mail