U.Va. Center for Politics to Host Forum on Politics and Health Care Reform on Oct. 29

Oct. 26, 2007 — With health care reform on the short list of hot topics leading up to the 2008 presidential primaries and the general election, the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics is hosting a forum to discuss the different health care reforms proposed by the top candidates from both parties. “The Politics of Health Care Reform” will be held at 4 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29, in the Rotunda Dome Room at the University.

The panel includes: Robert Moffit, Heritage Foundation; Dr. Irwin Redlener, Children’s Health Fund and Columbia University; Dr. Stephen Schoenbaum, Commonwealth Fund; and Grace-Marie Turner, Galen Institute. U.Va. Provost and former dean of the School of Medicine, Dr. Arthur Garson Jr. and Carolyn Engelhard, assistant professor of medical education, whose book, “Health Care Half Truths: Too Many Myths, Not Enough Reality,” inspired the idea for the forum, also will participate on the panel. Wyatt Andrews, CBS News national correspondent, will moderate the discussion, which will include a question-and-answer session.

The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Those interested in attending should register online at www.centerforpolitics.org/programs/healthcare.