Health Care Reform


Monday October 29, 2012, 6:30-8:00 PM
Wehr Chemistry 100

What are the Democrat and Republican positions on health care reform?

What effect will the election outcome have on US health care?

MU LogoPlease join us in an informational forum for Marquette University undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. At the forum a panel of political scientists and experts in the field of health care provision and insurance will discuss the Democrats’ Affordable Care Act and Republican proposals for its repeal and replacement, and the effects that the 2012 election may have on the course of health care reform.Panelists will also discuss the enormous changes that are already occurring in the US health care system, and what this dynamic environment will mean for ordinary Americans and for those students enrolled in or considering careers in health care and dentistry.


Susan GiaimoDr. Susan Giaimo of Marquette University’s Political Science Department, will lead off with a brief summary of the content of the ACA and Republican alternatives and hone in on how they may impact the health professions and will then moderator the forum.



Amber WichowskiDr. Amber Wichowsky of Marquette University’s Political Science Department. will give an overview of how health care reform is being played out in the upcoming elections.




Ian Gilson, MDDr. Ian Gilson of Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin will discuss how health care reform is happening on the ground and affecting medical practice.




Dr. Sara FingerDr. Sara Finger, Executive Director of Wisconsin Alliance for Women's Health, will speak on reform in Wisconsin and nationally, including changes to Medicaid, that will affect health care delivery and the health professions.



James H. WespMr. Wesp is a small businessman who has developed and run businesses for 35 years. He is an active member and volunteer for St. Frances Cabrini parish in West Bend. In addition, he is member of the Common Ground health care study group and Vice President of Common Ground Healthcare Cooperative.



This event is free; no registration necessary. For more information, contact Dr. Susan Giaimo at (414) 288-3356 or

Sponsored by the Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Health Sciences, Department of Political Science, Alpha Epsilon Delta, American Medical Student Association, Biomedical Sciences Student Association, and the Pre-Dental Organization.


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