West Virginia University at Parkersburg
WVU Parkersburg to host interactive seminar on U.S. health care system.
Dottie Bibbee, Phi Theta Kappa advisor, 304-424-8247.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
West Virginia University at Parkersburg will serve as a host site Tuesday (Sept. 30) for an interactive seminar on "America's Health Care System: How Good Is It and Does It Need to Change?".
Live via satellite broadcast, the 7:30 p.m. program is free and open to the public and will be held in Room 2212. The seminar will feature Dr. Arnold Relman, editor emeritus of the New England Journal of Medicine and professor emeritus of medicine and social medicine at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Relman's discussion of the U.S. health care system will provide an overview of how the system works, who pays for it, what major problems exist and what can be done to repair it. He will also explore the pros and cons of a "universal" health care system with single-payer insurance. During his 30-year research career, Dr. Relman has written widely on the economic, ethical, legal and social aspects of health care.
The program is the first installment of a five-part series entitled "Dimensions and Directions of Health: Choices in the Maze." The series is being produced by the college honorary Phi Theta Kappa and the National Collegiate Honors Council. Locally, WVU Parkersburg's Sigma Omega chapter of PTK is sponsoring the seminar.
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