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Inforum Presents Panel Discussion on 'The Future of the U.S. Health Care System: What It Will Cost in Dollars and Quality of Care'
Date:4/24/2008

May 9 luncheon hosted by Inforum, A Professional Women's Alliance

DETROIT, April 24 /PRNewswire/ -- All of the United States presidential candidates include health care among their top priorities should they be elected in 2008. Change in the U.S. healthcare system is imminent, but what do those changes mean in terms of cost and quality of care that will be available to Americans in the near future?

A panel of nationally and internationally recognized experts will discuss "The Future of the United States Health Care System" on Friday, May 9, at 11:30 a.m. at the Troy Marriott, at the 46th Annual Meeting of Inforum, one of the nation's largest and prestigious business organizations for women. Inforum will announce its 2008-09 officers at this meeting.

The panel will discuss problems with the current health care system, fundamental fixes needed, and what the different solutions proposed by presidential candidates could cost in terms of dollars and quality of care. One model to be reviewed is actuarial insurance, which could impact everyone differently based on individuals' health.

Terry Barclay, president and CEO of Inforum, said, "Quality health care is a top concern to employees and employers. It's especially relevant to women who often have dual roles as parents who make health care choices for their families and as leaders in business who must make difficult decisions about the health care plans they offer to employees in their companies. That's why Inforum has brought together this panel of experts who represent different sides of the health care equation."

The panel

Representing the views of a major health care provider, Nancy Schlichting, CEO of Henry Ford Health System, will talk about the importance of quality, access and cost and the role that providers play in creating solutions locally and nationally.

Sharing an international perspective on the pros and cons of ANY health care system is Nicholas Barr,
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