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Chances for post-election health reform examined during La Follette lecture

October 22, 2008

Is America primed for health care reform? That’s one of the questions Thomas Oliver will address at a free public lecture at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the La Follette School of Public Affairs.

Oliver, an associate professor of population health sciences, will speak on “The Post-election Agenda for Health Reform” as part of a faculty seminar series.

Oliver, who is also director for health policy for the School of Medicine and Public Health, will focus on the state of the U.S. health care system and the state of the political environment for reform.

He will also examine how the politics and policy options compare with the last period of significant reform efforts in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and the chief barriers to those pursuing strategies for comprehensive reform.

Oliver, who is an affiliate faculty member of the La Follette School of Public Affairs, will speak in the school’s conference room.

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