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Forum on health reform and senior care set for Oct. 22

RELEASED: Oct. 12, 2009

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will present a forum titled "The Impact of Health Reform on Senior Care" from 5-6:30 p.m. Oct. 22 in the Tamarack Room of Davies Center.

The forum will provide a brief overview of current legislative proposals, encourage an open discussion about the pros and cons of current federal initiatives and explore what the future might hold for senior citizens and others in the U.S. health care system. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation.

Panelists include Robert Burke, professor and chair of the department of health services management and leadership, School of Public Health and Health Services, George Washington University; Clifton Porter, vice president of governmental affairs, HCR Manor Care; and Lisa Lamkins, advocacy director, Wisconsin AARP.

Jennifer Johs-Artisensi, associate director of UW-Eau Claire's Center for Health Administration and Aging Services Excellence, will serve as moderator.

The forum is sponsored by CHAASE, the Western Wisconsin Regional Geriatric Education Center, the UW-Eau Claire economics department, the College of Nursing and Health Sciences and the student chapter of the American College of Health Care Administrators.

The forum is free and open to the public and no registration is required. For more information, contact Meredith Wolf at 715-836-3543 or wolfm@uwec.edu.

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