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IU Northwest alumni groups encourage ‘Lifelong Learning’ during seminar April 3

Health reform is topic of educational presentation


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Emily Banas
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Erika Rose
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The Indiana University Northwest Alumni Association and the Indiana University Alumni Association - Lakeshore Region Chapter are here to help you achieve your learning objectives and goals through a series of free “Lifelong Learning” seminars open to the general community, as well as to IU Northwest students, faculty, staff and alumni.

Tuesday, April 3: “Health Reform: Facts and Myths”

5:30 p.m. Reception

6 p.m. Presentation

John W. Anderson Library Conference Center, Room 105A

Professor Samuel Flint, Ph.D., associate director for the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, teaches health administration and is also a nationally recognized expert witness in Medicaid cases.

Flint will examine the truths behind the charges and countercharges surrounding the Affordable Care Act (ACA), signed into law by President Obama on March 23, 2010.

During the debate preceding the ACA's enactment and ever since then, opponents have claimed that the law will cost taxpayers billions of dollars and force states, health insurers, employers, and individuals into actions they resent. Claiming the ACA represents an overreach of federal authority, Indiana and 25 other states have brought suits in federal court arguing for its repeal.

Defenders of the bill contend that the new law will reduce the number of uninsured by two-thirds, make health insurers more accountable, improve Medicare and Medicaid, and make the country stronger.

Since joining IU Northwest in 2005, Flint has had several opportunities to use his advocacy research expertise in federal court. His experience stems from years of involvement in the public health policy realm including several years serving as the associate executive director for the American Academy of Pediatrics.

For more information, or to reserve your seat, contact the IU Northwest Office of Alumni Relations at (219) 980-6769 or alumninw@iun.edu.