Five knowledgeable Vermonters will headline
Rx for Healthcare Reform
a program at the
Williston Central School Auditorium on
Tuesday, November 17th from 6:30-8:30pm.
The general public is invited.
At a time when national and state health care reform efforts have become the top item on the domestic policy agenda, the speakers will zero in on what these plans mean for our liberty, the quality of our health care, and the enormous costs.
The keynote speaker will be John McClaughry of the Ethan Allen Institute. He was a state senator at the time of Gov. Deans reforms in the 1990s, and before that a senior policy advisor in the Reagan White House. McClaughry will explain how the proposed national ?reforms? will steadily convert the health care sector of the economy into a wholly owned subsidiary of the federal government.
Other speakers will include EAI Director, William Sayre, a past board member of Porter Medical Center and a member of the Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors, Rutland attorney, Steven James Howard, interim coordinator for the Vermont Campaign for Liberty, Dr. Robert S. Emmons, Burlington psychiatrist and adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Vermont, and Jane Combs RN, of the Burlington Health and Rehabilitation Center. The moderator is Paul Beaudry of True North Radio.
This forum will include overviews of the various Federal and State healthcare reform bills, their economic impact, their constitutionality and legal implications, insurance reforms, ethical considerations, the impact of government regulations on health care providers, and preserving the quality of medical care and the doctor-patient relationship.
Speakers will provide valuable information followed by an hour long question/answer period. Citizens who attend this forum will leave with a better understanding of how proposed healthcare reforms will affect their lives.
The forum is cosponsored by the Ethan Allen Institute and Vermonters for Choice in Health Care. VCHC is a coalition of Vermont organizations created to educate the public on the key issues involved in health care policy. ([email protected])