News Release - Government and Academic Experts to Discuss What Federal Health Care Reform Means

For Immediate Release –

December 9, 2009

Media contact: Mark Marchand – (518) 443-5283 / marchanm@rockinst.org

Government and Academic Experts to Discuss What Federal Health Care Reform Means for State and Local Governments at Dec. 16 Rockefeller Institute Forum

Albany, N.Y. — The Rockefeller Institute of Government will conduct a Public Policy Forum on Dec. 16 to examine what federal health care reform means for state and local governments. The forum — which will be held at the Institute’s main facility at 411 State St., Albany — will begin at 10:30 a.m. and conclude at noon.

State and local governments will play a critical role in financing, administering and implementing federal health insurance reforms, should they become law. This forum is designed to present details about the roles and challenges of health reform from state, local, and academic perspectives.

The speakers will be:

To register to attend the event, contact Michele Charbonneau at the Rockefeller Institute at charbonm@rockinst.org, or call 518-443-5258.

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