IWC Affordable Care Act Symposium

Written by on November 1, 2013 in News

Iowa Wesleyan College is sponsoring a panel discussion symposium for area businesses which will address the Affordable Health Care Act. The symposium, titled: “Ethics and the New Health Care Law” is being held on November 13-14, in Iowa Wesleyan College’s Chapel Auditorium from 6:30-8:30 p.m. each evening. Each evening’s seminar will feature several speakers and will be addressing different topics. Participants will be given time for questions. The symposium is free and open to the public.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
• Medical and Patient’s Rights under the ACA: “Will my patient’s rights change in any way?”
Dr. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, director of the Iowa Department of Public Health
• Insurance Coverage: “How will this change my insurance plan? ”
Mr. Nick Gerhart, Iowa Insurance Commissioner
• Hospital Administration: “How will this impact my hospital? ”
Mr. Robb Gardner, CEO of Henry County Health Center

November 14, 2013, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
• Policy and Business Impact: “How will this impact my life and my business? ”
Mr. Tom Sands, Iowa Representative
Mr. Lance Horbach, former Iowa Representative and expert in Business Compliance
Ms. Lori Vick, professor at Iowa Wesleyan College¬¬
Mr. Dave Helman, former Henry County Democratic Chair

• The Constitution: “Will the ACA change my rights under the Constitution? ”
Mr. John Hendrickson, Public Interest Institute

• Health Care Reform: “Are the real issues being addressed? ”
Mr. Don Racheter, Public Interest Institute

Mr. Toby Gordon, attorney at Swanson, Gordon, Benne, Clark, and Kozlowski, L.L.L.P. will moderate both sessions.

This symposium is hosted by Professor Deborah Gordon and the students of the Ethics for Life and Career class at Iowa Wesleyan College. Iowa Wesleyan College’s Ethics Life and Career course offers a diverse learning environment in which students learn skills to enrich their educational experience. Service is a highly recognized component to this class. Students have learned to engage with people from around the state using professional outreach skills that can be applied in the future as well. Life skills being learned and applied by planning the symposium being hosted by their class has taught students communication, problem solving, social effectiveness and valuing.

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