“Heath Care Policy: Diagnosis, Prognosis”

Representative Jay Kaufman’s award winning public policy forum, “OPEN HOUSE,” tackles the very timely issue of health care with “Health Care Policy: Diagnosis, Prognosis.” The forum, the fourth of the 23rd season, welcomes Health Care For All (HCFA) Executive Director Amy Rosenthal and will be held Thursday December 21st, from 7:00PM-8:00PM at the historic Depot in Lexington Center (13 Depot Square in Lexington Center).

Amy Rosenthal brings almost 25 years of expertise in health care, public policy, politics, and philanthropy to her position at HCFA. Previously, she was Director of External Affairs and Campaigns at Community Catalyst, a national non-profit agency that also works to provide quality affordable health care for all. HCFA works to form coalitions that help address the concerns they hear from consumers. One such example is the “The Act!! Coalition” which helped pass the historic health reform law, and is still working with the state to advocate for consumers as the Commonwealth continues to implement the Affordable Care Act. Since 2010, HCFA has provided technical assistance, training and networking opportunities to help strengthen patient and family engagement through hospitals and other health care providers.

What happens if ObamaCare gets repealed? Will we still have access to quality health care? Is the cost of health care going to continue to rise? What can I do to get involved? Don’t miss this forum on December 21st, from 7PM-8PM. As always, the forum will take its shape largely from questions from the audience. Questions can also be submitted in advance by email, jay.kaufman@mahouse.gov, or tweet your questions to @repjaykaufman.

 

In 1997, OPEN HOUSE was awarded the prestigious Beacon Award, cable television’s equivalent of an Emmy. The series was also named the best television series by Massachusetts Cable Television Commission. The OPEN HOUSE series is produced through a partnership between Representative Kaufman and LexMedia which records the forums for broadcast in Lexington and Woburn.