UNE hosts seminar on health insurance reform in Maine, Massachusetts and Vermont
The seminar will be held in Ludcke Auditorium on UNE's Westbrook College Campus on Stevens Avenue in Portland. The program is for state legislators, health officials, private sector health organizations, and consumers active in timely access to quality health care.
(Media-Newswire.com) - PORTLAND, ME - The University of New England ( UNE ) Center for Health Policy, Planning and Research is hosting a seminar on Health Insurance Reform in Maine, Massachusetts and Vermont on Dec. 6, 2007 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The seminar will be held in Ludcke Auditorium on UNEís Westbrook College Campus on Stevens Avenue in Portland. The program is for state legislators, health officials, private sector health organizations, and consumers active in timely access to quality health care.
The seminar is a follow-up to last yearís seminar on state approaches to expanding access to health insurance coverage. This year it will focus on each stateís recent experience and future plans for program sustainability, affordability of insurance, access to primary care, administrative efficiencies to control costs and enrollment trends.
Speakers Speakers include Trish Riley, director, Governorís Office of Health Policy and Finance, Maine; Susan Besio, Ph.D., director of health care reform implementation, Vermont; Rosemarie Day, deputy director and chief operating officer, Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority, Massachusetts, and more.
The seminar will provide a unique opportunity to disseminate and discuss information on current policies and programs that expand health insurance in Maine, Massachusetts, and Vermont. Policy makers, health providers and consumers from all over New England will learn about the different ways states are trying to improve access to care for populations that are uninsured and/or underserved. Additionally the seminar will cover the concerns of the business community on expanded health coverage though state policy initiatives.
Sponsors Seminar sponsors include UNEís Center for Health Policy, Planning and Research ( College of Osteopathic Medicine ), Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Maine Health Access Foundation, Maine Medical Association, Maine Osteopathic Association, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Maine State Chamber of Commerce, New England Healthcare Institute and Market Decisions.
The seminar is free of charge and includes morning refreshments and lunch. Seating is limited. Please register early. To register, visit /com/chppr/policy.asp and complete the online form. For more information, contact Lauren Colodny at ( 207 ) 221-4560.
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