Two senior fellows of the National Conferences on Primary Health Care Access, John Geyman, MD, professor emeritus of the University of Washington and David Sundwall, MD, of the University of Utah, will discuss the continued evolution of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act [PPACA], nicknamed Obamacare. The discussion will take place at the 27th National Conference on April 4, at the Grand Hyatt Kaua’i.
Doctor Geyman, a noted author and advocate for a “single payer” system of financing American health care will begin the hour with the first “Thought Provocateur” session of the 27th National Conference.
A selection of Dr Geyman’s critical appraisals of the legislation may be found at “What Has NOT Changed” – A Critique of the Affordable Care Act: John P. Geyman, MD and Proceedings of the 22nd National Conference: Thought Provocateur Session #1 (John Geyman MD) – “What Will Not Work: The Fundamental Errors in PPACA”.
Following Dr Geyman’s Thought Provocateur session, Doctor David Sundwall of the University of Utah will provide his own analysis of Obamacare.
Doctor Sundwall has previously served as a staff member to the United States Committee on Labor and Human Resources, chaired by Utah Senator Orrin Hatch.
He also served as the Head of the United States Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration under President Ronald Reagan, and more recently as the Director of the Utah Department Health under Governor Jon Huntsman and as a member of the presidentially-appointed Medicaid and CHIP Policy Advisory Commission.
Doctor Sundwall’s comments at a previous National Conference may be found at “What Has Changed?”: Health Reform in the U. S. A. – David N. Sundwall, MD.
After Doctor Sundwall’s comments, he and Doctor Geyman will engage in a conversation on the legislation’s content, legislative process, implementation and judicial review.