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American Democracy Project at RIC
The American Democracy Project at RIC is launching a series on health care policy and, for their first forum, they have been able to assemble some of the chief architects of health care reform in the country.
Putting Health Care Reform in Context: A Civil Discussion
Wednesday, Nov. 19
2 - 3:30 p.m.
Alger Hall 110
Keynote: Ira Magaziner, President Clinton’s senior advisor for policy development and the chief architect of the Clinton administration’s health care reform plan.
This keynote address will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Boston Globe Heath Care Reporter Felice Freyer and Ira Magaziner will join this group as well. The discussants will incorporate a variety of expert perspectives on the country’s current system of health care delivery, the principles underlying healthcare reform, and the government’s role in providing access to care. This panel will feature Elizabeth Roberts, Rhode Island Lieutenant Governor, Jean Sullivan, Director of the Center for Health Law and Economics at Commonwealth Medicine, Anya Rader Wallack, President of Arrowhead Health Analytics, and Michael Fine, Director of Rhode Island Department of Health.
The American Democracy Project (ADP) began in 2003 as an initiative of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), in partnership with The New York Times. Its goal is to produce graduates who are committed to being active, involved citizens in their communities. The over 220 participating colleges and universities. RIC is the only college in the state to participate in the ADP and is considered one of the leading programs in the country for political and civic engagement, often used as the model for initiatives by other colleges.