Discussion to Demystify Health Care Reform

MADISON, NJ—Members of the community who want to
learn more about Washington DC’s hotly debated health care reforms are
invited to participate in Drew University’s “Demystifying the Health
Care Debate,” an informal discussion led by two of the school’s faculty.  The
October 26 event, which will feature Professors Jennifer Kohn and
Philip Mundo, will address the ramifications of reform on the
individual, the trade-offs between price and quality, and the cost of
universal coverage.

Professor of Political Science Philip Mundo joined
the Drew faculty in 1986 after earning a PhD from the University of
California  – Berkeley.  His main areas of
expertise are American politics and public policy, and his current
research focuses on energy and the environment.  He is the author of two books: “Interest Groups: Cases and Characteristics” and “National Politics in a Global Economy.”  Several
of his undergraduate courses on U.S. public policy deal with health
care issues—the same ones that are now fodder for debate in congress.

Jennifer Kohn is an assistant professor of economics and business studies.  She joined the Drew faculty this fall after earning a doctorate in finance and economics from Rutgers.  Her
prior positions include consumer advocate for NJPIRG and the NYC
Department of Consumer Affairs, and senior administrator for the
Division of Cardiology at New York Presbyterian Hospital – Cornell
Medical Center.  She teaches courses on the economics of
health care and conducts research on health care finance, both of which
have informed her views on the current debate. 

“Demystifying the Health Care Debate” will begin at 7:00 p.m. in room 28 of Drew’s Learning Center.  Light refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m.  For more information, please call Jennifer Kohn at 973/408-3409 or e-mail jkohn@drew.edu.

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