University of Rochester

The Politics and Markets Project Presents "This Won't Hurt a Bit: ObamaCare and Your Future"

February 7, 2014

TIME, DATE, PLACE: 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 11, Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library, University of Rochester River Campus. A reception will follow the event.

WHAT: The Politics and Markets Project, a new initiative aimed at fostering discussion among college students about key issues of the day, presents "This Won't Hurt a Bit: ObamaCare and Your Future." David Primo, an associate professor of political science and business administration, will moderate a panel discussion with nationally recognized health care experts on the consequences of ObamaCare for college students.

Panelists include Michael Cannon, director of health policy studies at the Cato Institute, Elizabeth Carpenter, director at Avalere Health, and Michael Ramlet, editor-in-chief of The Morning Consult.

Prior to his work at the Cato Institute, Cannon served as a domestic policy analyst for the U.S. Senate Republican Policy Committee, advising the Senate leadership on issues related to health, education, labor, welfare, and the second amendment. He has appeared on ABC, NPR, CNN, Fox News Channel, and NPR.

As a director at Avalere Health, Carpenter helps clients anticipate the short and long-term effects of health related regulations and legislation on business strategy. In particular, Carpenter focuses on the impact of health care coverage expansions included in the Affordable Care Act.

Ramlet is a health policy and healthcare business strategy expert. He is founder and editor-in-chief of The Morning Consult, a digital media company covering the intersection of health policy and business strategy. Ramlet is also a principal at Paragon Insights, a public opinion and market research company, and holds an adjunct faculty position at the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management. His work has been cited in the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg News, and the New York Times.

ADMISSION: The talk is open to students, faculty, and staff at the University of Rochester.

SPONSOR: The Politics and Markets Project at the University of Rochester.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: See the event Facebook page for updates.