One year after the unveiling of President Barack Obama’s highly controversial healthcare overhaul, industry professionals will gather to discuss the program at Flagler College’s Forum on Government and Public Policy lecture series.
The Nov. 13 panel, â€œObamacare: A Year Later,â€ will discuss the current state of President Obamaâ€™s Affordable Care Act and features speakers such as Howard Gleckman, author of â€œCaring for Our Parents: Inspiring Stories of Families Seeking New Solutions to Americaâ€™s Most Urgent Health Care Crisis.â€
The panel will also include John Rother, president and CEO of the National Coalition on Health Care, and Joseph Gordy, president and CEO of Flagler Hospital.
Gleckman has appeared on CNN, CNBC, C-Span, NPR, Fox Business News and the BBC, and has written on long-term care and elder care for many publications, including The Washington Post, USA Today, Kaiser Health News, Kiplingerâ€™s Retirement Report, the AARP Bulletin and Health Progress.
Rother heads up the largest, oldest and most broadly based coalition of major stakeholders promoting an affordable, sustainable and fair health system for all Americans, whether covered by private insurance or public programs.
Prior to joining the Coalition in 2011, he served as the Executive Vice President for Policy, Strategy and International Affairs at AARP.
Gordy has been at Flagler Hospital in St. Augustine since 1981 and has seen the hospital grow from a 130-bed facility with limited capability to a 335-bed facility with a full complement of services including neurosurgery and a busy open-heart surgery program.
All forums take place at Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada St., at 7 p.m. Forums are free and open to the public, but seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign language interpreters are provided.