NDSU seminar to focus on health care reform and its impact on families

U.S. health care reform continues to be a complex and often confusing issue. An NDSU lecturer is hoping to shed some light on the changes associated with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Dena Wyum, lecturer in the Department of Human Development and Family Science, is scheduled to present “Health Care Reform – Why? What? Who?” on Wednesday, March 27, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Memorial Union Arikara room.

The presentation, which is free and open to the public, is part of the Compass Program Foundation Brown Bag Seminar series at NDSU and is co-sponsored by the Women and Gender Studies program. 

Wyum said she will talk about why there was a need for the law, what policy changes it stipulates, and who supports and dislikes it. She teaches NDSU’s Children, Families and Public Policy course and said she will discuss the act from the perspective of its impact on families.

“I hope attendees will start to examine the many facets of the Affordable Care Act so they can recognize the variety of changes and the reasons the changes are being made,” she said. “Not everyone will agree with all of the changes, but I hope that rather than dismissing the entire act, people will start to have conversations about specific components.” 

For more information, call 701-231-5225.


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