Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Congressman Dingell visits U-M to discuss health care reform

Health care reform, one of the hottest topics in the nation, takes center stage at the School of Public Health next week with Congressman John Dingell leading a public discussion.

Dingell — who today becomes the longest-serving House member in congressional history — has been asked to take the lead on crafting legislation that would provide health care coverage for all Americans.

The event also features: Paula Lantz, chair, Department of Health Management & Policy; Marianne Udow, director, The Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation; and Christopher Jennings, White House senior health care adviser for President Bill Clinton.

The discussion will be held 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Feb. 16 in the School of Public Health auditorium, 109 S. Observatory.

The School of Public Health is home to the No. 1 ranked graduate program in the country in health management and policy. Faculty in the Health Management and Policy department conduct research on salient issues including the causes and consequences of being uninsured, the optimal design of health care benefits, and social disparities in health care access.