The University of Michigan -Dearborn Office of Multicultural Affairs has announced that it will host a symposium titled “Health Reform Bill: Who Benefits?”  featuring a bevy of leaders from the health care industry and political stalwarts who have been supporting as well as critical of the legislation that passed under President Obama.

The town hall style conversation will be held April 19 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the 1500 Social Science Building on the campus of the university and will be moderated by Bankole Thompson of the Michigan Chronicle.
The forum, free and open to the public, includes  Conrad Mallett, former Michigan Supreme Court Justice and president of Sinai Grace Hospital; Dr. Herbert Smitherman, author of the book “Taking Care of the Uninsured: A Path to Reform” and assistant dean of Wayne State University School of Medicine; Karen Fulton, CEO of Triumph Hospital-Detroit; Dr. Lonnie Joe, former president of the Detroit Medical Society.

The symposium is presented by the university’s Issues in Diversity and Social Change lecture series, sponsored by Chancellor Daniel Little and the Office of Multicultural Affairs, headed by the university’s institutional equity officer, Eric Boling.

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