Public Policy Expert to Host "The Future of American Health Care" Series

March 11, 2014

Dr. Theodore Marmor, Professor Emeritus of Public Policy and Management and Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Yale University, will speak on “The Future of American Health Care” at Concordia College’s Sommer Center for Worship and the Performing Arts on Tuesday, March 11 at 7pm.  Dr. Marmor’s lecture is the first in a two-part series on health care presented by the College.  Dr. Betsy McCaughey will follow with the second installment on Wednesday, March 19.

An award-winning author of eleven books, Marmor has published more than 100 articles in a wide range of scholarly journals and is a frequent op-ed contributor to U.S. and Canadian newspapers.  He has served in the Department of Health Education and Welfare, was a member of President Carter’s Commission on the National Agenda, and senior social policy advisor to Walter Mondale.  A renowned scholar and expert on public policy, Marmor has testified before Congress on health care reform, social security, and welfare issues, and served as an expert witness in cases ranging from the constitutionality of the Canada Health Act to asbestos disputes and drug pricing fraud.  He is a frequent commentator on national television and radio programs.

“The government’s responsibility to ensure access to affordable health care has been debated on the national stage and proven polarizing in many local and national political campaigns,” said Concordia President Dr. Viji George.  “Concordia is fortunate to have two renowned public policy experts present both ends of the continuum in our March health care series.  We look forward to Dr. Marmor’s lecture on March 11, followed by Dr. Betsy McCaughey’s lecture on March 19.” 

Dr. Marmor’s most recent publication, Social Insurance: America’s Neglected Heritage and Contested Future will be available for sale and signing after his presentation.  Please visit http://www.concordia-ny.eventbrite.com for reservations for this free program.