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Regis to Host Expert Speaker on Healthcare Equity and Access on February 13January 28, 2014
In the wake of last fall's troubled launch of healthcare.gov and the pressure of deadlines imposed by the Affordable Care Act, many consumers are still struggling to understand the complexities of the new law and what it means for them. Fortunately, people can get answers to their questions at a special event at Regis College on February 13. The presentation, by a distinguished physician, senior government official, and academic administrator, is free and open to the public.
Dr. Louis Sullivan, MD, former secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will discuss issues like equity, access, costs and process. The only African American student in his class at Boston University medical school, Dr. Sullivan, has throughout his career been a champion of higher education, medicine, and accessible healthcare. The founding dean and first president of Morehouse School of Medicine, Dr. Sullivan served as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services during the George H. W. Bush administration and was responsible for the healthcare reform program developed during that time. He is currently chair of the Washington, D.C.-based Sullivan Alliance to Transform America’s Health Professionals.
“Dr. Sullivan’s abiding concern throughout his career has been to bring health care to America’s underserved populations,” said Antoinette Hays, PhD, RN, President of Regis College. “It is a pleasure to welcome him to campus.”
The lecture will take place on Thursday, February 13 at 7:00 p.m. in College Hall Foyer, followed by discussion and book signing of his new book Breaking Ground, My Life in Medicine. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 781-768-7330.