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Flagler’s Forum on Government and Public Policy to host John Rother

Oct 1, 2019

On Oct. 10, John Rother, president and CEO of the National Coalition on Health Care (NCHC), will present at the Lewis Auditorium on Flagler College’s campus as part of the Forum on Government and Public Policy series. The title of his lecture is “Prescription drugs: Can we make them affordable?” The event is free and open to the public.

Official headshot of John Rother

In his role at NCHC, Rother oversees the largest, oldest and most broadly-based coalition of major stakeholders promoting an affordable, sustainable and fair health system for all Americans. 

Rother holds a degree in American Government and Politics from Oberlin College and is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He served as Special Counsel for Labor and Health to US Senator Jacob Javits (R-NY) from 1977-1981, and as Staff Director and Chief Counsel for the US Senate Special Committee on Aging under Chairman John Heinz (R-PA) from 1981-1984. Rother served as the longtime Executive Vice President for Policy, Strategy and International Affairs at AARP, during which time he wrote numerous articles and was a frequent speaker on health, retirement security, the federal budget and the boomer generation.

In 2010, Rother received the Robert Ball Award for Outstanding Achievements in Social Insurance from the National Academy of Social Insurance. He is currently a member of the D.C. Bar, the National Academy of Social Insurance and the Gerontological Society of America.

For more than 30 years, the Flagler College Forum on Government and Public Policy has invited nationally-recognized journalists and commentators to St. Augustine to discuss issues of importance in regional, state and federal government. All Forums take place in Lewis Auditorium, 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. If you are a person with a disability and need reasonable accommodations, please contact Phil Pownall at 904-819-6460. Sign Language Interpreters are available upon request with a minimum of three days’ notice.

Call (904) 826-8617 or visit here for more information.

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