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Renowned Health Care Economist Speaks on Costs and Reform at Free Public Forum

Princeton University's Uwe E. Reinhardt will speak on "A Community Call to Action” on Nov. 19 in the UAlbany Performing Arts Center. 

ALBANY, N.Y. (Sept. 26, 2013) – A Google news search of “health care costs” on any given day will net tens of thousands of results. As more and more Americans seek information on this hot topic, CDPHP® and UAlbany's School of Public Health are tackling the issue head on.

Uwe Reinhardt

Dr. Uwe E. Reinhardt

Uwe E. Reinhardt, Ph.D., one of the nation’s leading authorities on health care economics, is the keynote speaker for “Health Care in the 21st Century: A Community Call to Action.” This free public health care forum will take place at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at the UAlbany Performing Arts Center. Pre-registration is required.

Reinhardt is a professor of economics at Princeton University. His speech, “U.S. Health Care Under Siege: Challenges and Opportunities,” will lead off a discussion on health care reform and the cost of care locally and nationally. Panelists include Paula Stopera, president and CEO, CAP COM Federal Credit Union; Dennis Whalen, president, Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS); and Dr. John D. Bennett, president and CEO, CDPHP.

This is the second in a series of presentations designed to address the issues of quality, cost, and access to health care in our communities. The first event, held earlier this year, featured Dr. Atul Gawande.

The forum is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required as seating is limited. Registration information will be available on CDPHP.com. Follow along on Twitter at #HealthCareTalk.

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