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Howard Gleckman, center, and John Rother, right, will join the Obamacare panel with Joseph Gordy tonight as part of the Flagler College Forum on Government and Public Policy.


Oct. 1, 2013

After a historic 24 hours which saw the debate over Obamacare come to a boil and the federal government shut down for the first time since 1995, healthcare industry experts spoke today to Flagler students and faculty on the Obama administration's most hot button issue: the Affordable Health Care Act.

Howard Gleckman, author of “Caring for Our Parents: Inspiring Stories of Families Seeking New Solutions to America’s Most Urgent Health Care Crisis,” and John Rother, President and CEO of the National Coalition on Health Care, spoke on a wide range of points from what the law actually does, to who will pay for it and many roads in between.

Gleckman and Rother will join Joseph Gordy, President and CEO of Flagler Hospital, tonight on a panel that will present “What’s Next for Obamacare? – Bonanza, Blockade or Boondoggle” to discuss the future of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act.

“We are looking forward to an interesting and informative discussion of Obamacare – from one of the nation’s best health care writers to a person who helped negotiate the law to a person directing an institution charged with implementing it,” said Forum Director James Toedtman, who will moderate the panel. “Together, they have tremendous experience and first-hand knowledge of the health care challenges facing the nation.”

All forums take place at Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada St., at 7 p.m. Forums are free and open to the public, but seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign language interpreters are provided.

Call (904) 819-6400 for more information.