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Is Our Health Care System Broken?

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May 2
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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League of Women Voters Leelanau County
231 271 5600


Leelanau County Government Center
8527 E Government Center Dr
Suttons Bay, MI 49682 United States
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Press Release from League of Women Voters Leelanau County
Immediate Release April 18, 2018
Contact: Sue Miller 231-256-9106 or Barbara Conley 231-386-5936

On Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 12 noon at the Leelanau County Government Center Lower Level Community Room the League of Women Voters Leelanau County will hold Part Two on the topic “Is Our Health Care System Broken?” featuring Barbara Conley, MD and Ed Dolan, PhD.

Dr. Barbara Conley, an oncologist and medical consultant, will bring the discussion to a personal and local level and provide insight on how health policy affects health outcomes. Until July 2017 she was Associate Director, Cancer Diagnosis Program, Division of Cancer Treatment & Diagnosis, National Cancer Institute (NCI). Her work focused on exploring the clinical utility and clinical use of diagnostics for clinical trials. Positions outside NCI included Associate Professor of Medicine at University of Maryland and Chief, Division of Hematology and Oncology, Department of Medicine, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Dr. Conley now serves as a special volunteer/contractor.

Dr. Edwin G. Dolan, an economist, will present several health policy proposals that represent alternatives to our current system. He holds a PhD in economics from Yale University and has taught at Dartmouth College, the University of Chicago, George Mason University and Gettysburg College. Dolan has also taught in Moscow, Russia and several European countries, including at Central European University in Budapest, the University of Economics in Prague, and 15 years of annual courses at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga. He is currently a Senior Fellow at the Niskanen Center.

This Forum is open to the public. Many bring a sack lunch. A LWVLC business meeting will follow the forum. For more information on the LWVLC call 231-271-0072, visit LWVLeelanau.org or follow LWVLC on Facebook at League of Women Voters Leelanau County. Poster is attached.