UNO brings in local leaders for public healthcare forum
[Update from UNO 3/27/17: Please be advised that tomorrow’s scheduled public forum on the future of healthcare has been canceled, following the decision of House Republicans to withdraw their bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The University of New Orleans plans to host other community healthcare summits in the future as significant developments in healthcare legislation arise. Thank you.]
The University of New Orleans will host a public forum on healthcare entitled “Repeal and Replace: The Future of Healthcare and What It Means to Louisiana”. The forum takes place on Tuesday, March 28 at 6 p.m. and will feature a panel of Louisiana healthcare professionals.
Panelists include: Michael R. Bertaut, healthcare economist and exchange coordinator for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana; Peter DeBlieux, chief medical officer at University Medical Center New Orleans; Jeanie Donovan, senior policy analyst at the Louisiana Budget Project; and Susan Todd, executive director at 504 HealthNet. Don Zimmerman, longtime health policy expert and a professor of healthcare management at UNO, will moderate.
More details from UNO:
As lawmakers embark on an effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, individuals, families, employers and healthcare providers are left with lots of questions about what this could mean for care. “Repeal and Replace: The Future of Healthcare and What It Means to Louisiana” is a community summit designed to give Louisiana’s frontline healthcare leaders a chance to publicly discuss what real-world implications these changes could have.
The forum will take place on UNO’s campus at the Earl K. Long Library (No. 11 on the campus map here), in room 407 on the 4th floor. Parking is available in the lot on the lakeside of the library.
Co-sponsored by 504 HealthNet and the University of New Orleans, the event is free and open to the public.